Founded by Care Connection of Idaho in 2013 and adopted by SEICAA in 2017, the Socks for Seniors Stocking Drive is a holiday program that aspires to stave off the effects of isolation and loneliness by spreading happiness to local senior citizens. Participants receive friendly visits and a stocking, or “sock,” filled to the brim with donated goods from businesses and individuals in our community.
Over 3,000 senior citizens have benefitted from the Socks for Seniors Stocking Drive since its inception. And, with the generosity and support of its donors, sponsors, and volunteers, the Stocking Drive grows each year. The 2021 Socks for Seniors Stocking Drive soared to incredible heights just this year, gifting a record-breaking 856 stockings to senior citizens in Pocatello and Chubbuck. The Stocking Drive’s popularity further inspired the launch of the Socks for Seniors Power County Stocking Drive in 2020 and the Bear Lake County Stocking Drive in 2021. The result of the continued dedication from local businesses and individuals to the Socks for Seniors Stocking Drive is not just happier and healthier senior citizens, but also a stronger, more unified community.