DuBois, PA – Feet and hearts were warmed over the holidays thanks to the many people who donated to our Socks for Seniors program with Christ the King Manor and H&R Block. Together, we donated 167 pairs of cozy new socks to residents at the nursing home, plus 30 handmade hats! That’s a new record!

We know that a pair of socks is a small, simple gift… but it’s a way of showing older people that somebody is thinking about them and sending them some love.

Thank you to Christ the King Manor and H&R Block of DuBois for sponsoring this donation drive.

Listen to the interview with Vickie Snyder, a resident at Christ the King, and Robin Badger, who has been working there for 10 years.

Robin Badger says that these small gestures really do make a difference, and you can volunteer there any time.

You can volunteer as little or as often as you’d like. Some people make it a goal to come in to volunteer for one hour once a week or once a month. You could volunteer doing things like singing, reading aloud, running a bingo game, making a craft, or even just chatting with some of the residents.

If you’d like to volunteer, reach out to the people at Christ the King Manor by calling 814-371-3180.

Listen to the full interview with Kim McMonagle, activities director.

Again, thank you to everyone who donated socks. If you’d like to volunteer, reach out to the people at Christ the King Manor.

Photo: Ken, a resident at Christ the King Manor, and news director Brittany Madera