JEFF REED PRESENTS DONATION
TO HOMELESS SHELTER
TO KICK OFF SOCK DELIVERIES TO THOSE IN NEED
Steelers kicker thanks individuals and groups
who supported "PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD" campaign
by donating 4,200 pairs of new socks
Steelers kicker Jeff Reed recently kicked off the first of numerous deliveries to homeless shelters and social service agencies by presenting several hundred pairs of brand new socks to a representative of Light of Life Mission.
Steelers kicker Jeff Reed – honorary chairman of the PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD campaign – kicked off delivery of 3,300 pairs of socks to local non-profit agencies by presenting a supply of socks to Andrew Kloes of Light of Life Mission.
Shown left to right: Linda Soldressen, Project Director of campaign sponsor Retired and Senior Volunteer Program; Andrew Kloes, Light of Light Mission representative; Steelers kicker Jeff Reed; Mary Theobald, Robinson Township Library Director, representing campaign sponsor Allegheny County Library Association.
Light of Life Mission – the campaign's first recipient – is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide food, shelter and a life transforming recovery program designed to help people rebuild their lives. The mission, founded in 1952, originally served as a refuse for transient men. Eventually, recovery programs and services were expanded to include women and children.
The campaign's honorary chairman – who has proudly worn a black and gold uniform for the past seven years – issued a "Reed Challenge" to groups and organizations to collect and donate black…gold…and black/gold socks in particular.
"With the arrival of cold weather, many children and adults are in need of new socks," explained Reed, who served as the honorary chairman of the PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD campaign. "The people of Western Pennsylvania are generous and care about their neighbors, so I'm very grateful to each and every person and organization who stepped up for this very good cause."