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American Woodmark collects more than 3,000 socks in charity campaign

American Woodmark employees pose with the socks collected in the company's "Sock it to Homelessness campaign. Contributed photo

HAMLET — The employees of American Woodmark’s Hamlet location collected 3,306 socks for the homeless. The drive dubbed “Sock it to Homelessness” is part of a companywide initiative to provide socks to homeless members of the community.

Socks are often the No. 1 requested item at homeless shelters but are rarely donated. American Woodmark sought to help fill this needs gap by collecting a minimum of 3,000 socks per location.

“The ‘Sock it to Homelessness’ campaign at American Woodmark was a tremendous success! Our Hamlet team collected 3,306 socks to provide to local charities, which we know will make a significant impact in the community to those in need. The entire American Woodmark organization collected over 60,000 pairs of socks which will be put to good use in all the communities we touch. We look forward to the next opportunity to make a difference in Hamlet and the surrounding area.” Anthony Nessell, director of operations, Hamlet location.

Socks collected during the “Sock it to Homelessness” campaign were given to United Way of Richmond County. Through United Way, the socks will be sent to Richmond County Schools, Helping Hands Food Bank/ Back Pack Pals, Samaritan Colony, New Horizons Life and Family Services, Leak Street Alumni, Our Daily Bread and Richmond County Aging Services.

Knit-Rite, a local maker of compression socks, donated 487 pairs of compression socks to the sock drive.

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As a market leader in cabinet-making and a dedicated employer, American Woodmark is committed to creating great products through over a dozen brands and a culture where all 10,000+ team members are valued.

Through its foundation, American Woodmark has donated funds to various organizations throughout Richmond County including the Richmond County school system.

In addition to financial support, American Woodmark employees donate time packing backpack for Backpack Pals and cleaning the company’s adopted highway, the portion of Freeman Mill Road behind the Richmond County Industrial Park.

American Woodmark recently announced an expansion that will grow the company’s Hamlet location to 600,000 square feet and add 131 jobs.

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