Donations of new women’s socks and flip-flops for Women’s Advocates Inc. will be collected from Friday, Nov. 1, through Monday, Nov. 25.

Donation boxes sponsored by St. Thomas Libraries and the IRT Department will be located at:

  • Entrances of O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library, and Charles J. Keffer Library
  • IRT offices in the basement of O’Shaughnessy Education Center

Founded in 1974, Women’s Advocates was the first shelter in the nation for battered women and their children. Women’s Advocates offers shelter, meals, clothing, transportation, personal-needs items, counseling, support, advocacy, referral, crisis phone and other basic services to women and their children daily. An average of 1,000 women and children stay at the shelter each year.