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Sinclair College Military Family Education Center Collects More Than 1,000 Pairs of Socks for Homeless Veterans

The Sinclair Community College Military Family Education Center (MFEC) collected 1,010 pairs of socks for homeless veterans during its Sinclair Socktember Sock Drive. The men’s and women’s socks were then donated to the Dayton VA Medical Center.   


For the past five years, Sinclair’s MFEC has collected and donated thousands of clothing items for homeless veterans including sweats, thermals, and socks. 

“We are so grateful for the tremendous support from Sinclair students, faculty, and staff who support this annual effort to make a difference in the lives of local veterans,” said Becky Jones, Manager, SCO – Military Family Education Center, Sinclair Community College. “It is an honor to serve our veterans and to work with our partners at the Dayton VA Medical Center.” 

The socks were distributed during the Dayton VA Medical Center’s 16th Annual Stand Down event held on September 30, 2022. At the event, veterans in need receive a backpack with VA and community resource information, toiletries, and winter items along with a food bag, military rain poncho, and snacks. 

“Support from our partners like Sinclair Community College allows the Dayton VA Medical Center to further our mission of serving and honoring our veterans and their families,” added Ryan Pleasants, Chief – Voluntary Services, Dayton VA Medical Center.  

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Emily Demeter, Sinclair MFEC Benefits Coordinator, delivers more than 1,000 pairs of socks to Ryan Pleasants with the Dayton VA Medical Center.