FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Van Metre Companies hosted their first annual Socktober campaign, which ran October 1 through October 31, 2023. The community-wide initiative not only collected socks at their headquarters and residential properties but also received help from industry partners across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Dani Bressler of Toepfer Construction played a pivotal role in the campaign’s success, “When my colleagues at Van Metre told me about the Socktober program, I knew I wanted to be involved. It is always rewarding to help those in need, and this was the perfect opportunity to do so. Knowing that local charities would receive the socks we collect made me want to be involved even more. I can’t thank Van Metre enough for all of their efforts to help those in the community.”
Toepfer Construction, along with Raine & Son Plumbing and Heating, Valcourt Building Services, TRC Engineering, Lux Flooring, USHealth Advisors, and F.H. Furr, helped distribute, collect, and contribute to boxes. JK Moving Services provided the custom-printed moving boxes used to collect donations. With their and the community’s help, Van Metre was able to exceed their goal.
Benefitting local charities, Socktober aimed to raise a bold target of 5,000 pairs, or $8,400 worth of socks. The sock drive provided new, unused socks to fill the most requested item from homeless shelters. Collection boxes were strategically placed in the region, where community members contributed socks or monetary donations via the Socktober website.
2023 beneficiaries were the Committee for Helping Others, Dulles South Neighborhood Closet, Koinonia Cares, Lorton Community Action Center, Me & You, and Women Giving Back. Me & You Co-Founder Kim-Ha shared words about the campaign, “Me & You is so excited for Socktober. It is an amazing drive that addresses a basic need most of us take for granted. We love how Van Metre is always finding ways to support the community and we are thankful to be a part of it.”
Joshua Blumberg, chair of the campaign, adds, “We are grateful for all the help we’ve received from our sponsors and the community and are excited for next year’s campaign. We’re already working on Socktober for 2024 and plan on expanding our goal and reach.” Join Van Metre Companies next year in spreading warmth next Socktober. You can find more information at www.vmsocktober.com
About Van Metre Companies
The Van Metre Companies have built and managed new homes, offices, apartments, and retail centers across the Greater Washington region for over 65 years. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, Van Metre is a family-owned, full-service real estate development company that provides residential, retail, and office management services. Their footprint has expanded outside Virginia to include Washington, D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida. For information on Van Metre Companies, please visit www.vanmetrecompanies.com