FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Susan Elizabeth Lee
Just in Time for Valentine’s Day
Cops, Socks and Sandwiches
Sue Lee and Phillis Shimamoto, the founders of the Sock It To Em Sock Campaign along with Zev Barnett, the founder of the Denver Peanut Butter Plan felt it would be a great idea to spread a little peanut butter, a little jelly and some extra love, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Cops, Socks and Sandwiches, is a Socks = Love Event. Officers from the Denver Police Department, Denver Sheriff’s Department, and the City of Greenwood Village Police Department are going beyond the badge and will be making hundreds of PB&J sandwiches alongside citizens of all ages, on February 11th from 10:00am -12:30pm. The event is to be held at Palazzo Verdi, located at 6363 S. Fiddlers Green Circle in Greenwood Village. In attendance will be: Mayor Ron Rakowsky, of Greenwood Village, Council Member, Freda Milken, Denver Women’s Commissioner Jill Wright and from the Mrs. Colorado America Pageant: Mrs. Parker Stacey James, Mrs. El Paso County Regina English, Mrs. Highlands Ranch Michelle Medina, Mrs. Wyoming Erica Pedersen and from the Today’s International Women’s Pageant: Mrs. Darla Allgood of Monument CO.
Sue Lee commented, “A community is made up of everyone who resides in it, which also includes those who are presently without a home,” Lee, went on to say, “This event is about community being community, from the officers who serve us, to the youngest that live in it. Cops, Socks and Sandwiches, is for all of us to have some fun, make PB&J sandwiches, write some valentines and then to deliver sandwiches, valentines and socks to those who are often forgotten and left out.”
Socks are the #1 clothing need of those experiencing homelessness. Currently there are about 15,000 individuals who experience homelessness in Denver Metro Area, 64% are families with children, 42% are women and 21% are under the age of 18. The Sock It To Em Sock Campaign provides thousands of pairs of socks to over 70 shelters services and agencies in the Denver Metro Area. www.sockittoemsockcampaign.org The Denver Peanut Butter Plan monthly makes PB&J sandwiches that go out within the greater Denver Metro Area, www.peanutbutterplan.org
Although the event is full, people wishing to help are encouraged, to stop by and drop off NEW socks into containers that will be provided just inside the building OR visit the websites provided to see how you can become involved with either the Sock It To Em Sock Campaign or the Denver Peanut Butter Plan.
Statistics are from the2016 Point In Time Report