BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer

The Assistance League of Tulsa’s annual Sock Market is always a sure investment, unlike the more uncertain stock market.

The Sock Market raises funds to support the nationally acclaimed Operation School Bell program that began in 1977 in Tulsa. Operation School Bell provides new clothing, books, health kits and shoes to needy students in Tulsa and the surrounding area.

Last year, the program clothed 2,000 elementary school children from area school districts and provided 30,000 new uniform shirts to elementary and middle school students.

Assistance League volunteers are beginning their donation letter campaign to raise funds for the program, which kicks off this month. Nancy Sacra and Kathy Harper are Sock Market Campaign 2012 chairwomen and have set a goal of $70,000.

They met recently at the Assistance League office for a letter-signing party. Members attending included Nancy Kirby, Martha Nichols, Judy Thomas, Janet Main, Farryl Stokes, Carol Bethell, Pam Penix, Sara Duncan, Dunnie Anthony, Pat Otto, Donna Spielman, Patty Evatt, Dolores Abraham, Beverly Edwards, Nevin Loerke, Glenda Murphy and Mary Sue Whitney. Advisory board members joining in the signing were Phyllis Dotson, Richard Hoe, Buddy Estrada, Dr. June Holmes and Jeff James.

Over the years, the all-volunteer organization has dedicated its energies to clothing needy students and meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in our community.

All money raised through Sock Market is used exclusively for Operation School Bell. If you would like to receive a letter and more information, email or call 918-832-8832.

The Assistance League of Tulsa is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Last year, its members volunteered more than 30,000 hours of their time to its programs.


Original Print Headline: Sock Market helps needy kids

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Nancy Sacra (left), Phyllis Dotson, Janet Main, Kathy Harper and Farryl Stokes help the Assistance League with its annual Sock Market. Courtesy

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