Thanks to the generosity of the local community, Catholic Charities is hosting two Socks and Undergarment Distribution events at its offices this month to benefit school-age kids and teenagers in Pre-K through 12th grade in need throughout Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Families can stop by the Catholic Charities Wellsville office at 67 East Pearl St. on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or its Olean office at 2636 W. State St. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sizes and colors vary. Items will be given away on a first come, first served basis.
Donations of new, unopened packages of socks and underwear were collected over the past month at various churches and retail stores throughout the two counties. Catholic Charities is still accepting donations at its Wellsville office through Aug. 17 and at its Olean office through Aug. 22.
Catholic Charities’ programs and services available in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties include emergency financial assistance; a food pantry at 28 Park Square, Franklinville, and a food pantry and thrift store at 67 East Pearl St. in Wellsville; and various programs such as Kinship Caregiver Program for relative caregivers and their families, Multisystemic Therapy Program for at-risk youth, Our Kids Parent Education and Awareness Program for divorced/separating parents, In-School Social Work, the court-ordered Domestic Violence Program for Men, and Health Home Care Management to help youth and their families navigate the network of health providers.
Additional information about Catholic Charities’ services can be found at ccwny.org/services or by calling 716-372-0101.