On behalf of Georgia’s 3,500 cotton farming families, the Georgia Cotton Commission recently donated 12,000 pairs of socks to various homeless shelters across the state.
Farmers delivered socks to the Mission Change in Albany, the Community Outreach Training Center in Thomasville, Lowndes Associated Ministries to People in Valdosta, The Homeless Resource Network in Columbus, The Sparrow’s Nest in Athens, Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter in Cartersville, The Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia in Macon, The Atlanta Mission, The Augusta Rescue Mission, The Liberty County Manna House in Hinesville, Mercy Ministries in Lyons and The Homeless Authority in Savannah.
Georgia Cotton Commission Chairman Bart Davis, a cotton farmer from Colquitt County, said, “As a cotton producer, it gives me great pleasure and pride to be able to give back to our state in such a meaningful and positive way. Now, more than ever, we need to help others. The donation of cotton socks to these shelters across the state supports people who truly need a little extra at this time of year.”
The Commission encourages anyone who feels led to give this holiday season to contact a local homeless shelter in your area.
The Georgia Cotton Commission is a producer-funded organization located in Perry, Georgia. The Commission began in 1965. Georgia cotton producers pay an assessment enabling the Commission to invest in programs of research, promotion, and education on behalf of all cotton producers of Georgia. For more information about the Georgia Cotton Commission please call (478) 988-4235 or visit us on the web at www.georgiacottoncommission.org.