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Published on September 6th, 2017 | by University Communications


Sock collection for veterans through September 27

Help the Office of Military Services help veterans in transition. There is an urgent need for donations of new socks to be distributed to veterans in need, homeless veterans, and others at this year’s Operation Stand Down, which takes place September 28-30.

Collection boxes have been placed around University Campus, including in the Military Resource Center; the Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library; the CAVE in Kirk Hall; the Student Activities Building; the Student Community Center; the Marion Bowman Activities Center; and Saint Edward Hall. Please donate new socks, particularly sports socks, to help those who served our country and now need our help. The collection will continue through September 27.

Saint Leo is a sponsor of Operation Stand Down, which is a three-day community event to provide homeless and at-risk veterans with a range of needed services. Saint Leo will have student and faculty volunteers at the event, which takes place at The Concourse Rotary Pavilion, 11919 Alric Pottburg Road, Shady Hills, FL 34610. Counseling services, haircuts and styling, showers, clothing, career services, and more will be offered.

For information about the sock collection, contact Pamela Martis at or (352) 588-8234.

For more information about Operation Stand Down, go to

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