Local shoe store donates 40,000 pairs of socks for the troops

Shoe Sensation is thrilled to announce another successful conclusion of its “Socks for Troops” donation drive. The affordable footwear giant hosted a nationwide “Socks for Troops” drive during the holiday shopping season, collecting more than 40,000 pairs of socks. 

The Moundsville community answered the call with vigor, donating more than 3,100 packs of socks for the troops, placing the local store at the top of the Shoe Sensation roster.

“This program is near and dear to my heart, being a daughter and granddaughter of veterans,” said Jennifer Guzek, Shoe Sensation store manager. “One of my biggest things is letting veterans know they are appreciated. So when the community comes together for a cause like this, it just tells me people appreciate veterans like my dad and grandfather who fought for their freedom.”  

Since partnering with “Socks for Troops” nationally, the Moundsville store has always been one of the biggest collectors of socks among all Shoe Sensation locations. The socks collected are donated to the local VFW and Helping Heroes. 

“I think customers knowing that the socks are going to help local veterans benefits us, because it’s something they can connect with. Many of our socks that are donated to the local VFW are given to veterans at the Clarksburg Hospital and the Pittsburgh Hospital,” said Guzek. 

Local charitable involvement is part of the national Shoe Sensation mantra. 

“We partner with local charities and participate actively in local events because we think it’s important to help make our communities, like Moundsville, the best they can be,” Shoe Sensation CEO Dave Schoengart said. “Our annual ‘Socks for Troops’ drive is the one time each year that every Shoe Sensation market joins together supporting the same cause at the same time. We’re extraordinarily proud of this history.”

The local Shoe Sensation will continue to be an active supporter of the “Socks for Troops” program and other local charities like the Marshall County Humane Society. 



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