ALTON - One morning several years ago, Alton Alderwoman Rosie Brown looked out her home window and observed a young boy shivering with high pants and no visible socks. That situation inspired her so much that she began a mission to try to ensure young children in the Alton area have new socks for winter.

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Rosie’s Sixth Annual Socks for Tots Drive during November-December is off and running.

“This is our sixth year and the socks drive has kicked off,” she said. “We are looking for a very successful socks drive. People in our community truly care about their children. This has made a big difference and the schools and daycares look forward to the socks drive every year.”

Anyone with any questions please contact Rosie at 618-433-9976.

This list of places in Alton drop socks off is as follows:

Duke Bakery


Boys and Girls Club

Bluff City Grill

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Webster Temple Church

New Beginnings Hair Salon

Marcia’s Daycare

Maxine's Daycare

Today’s Beauty Store

US Nails

Lovett’s Soul Food Restaurant


Madison County Housing Authority

Main Street Baptist Church

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Jan 21, 2022 | 'Socks For Tots Drive' Again Rates 'Huge Success' With 2,000 Pairs Of Socks Collected Jan 21, 2022

Dec 5, 2020 | Goal Is To 'Heat The Feet Of Our Children:' Rosetta Brown Holds Fifth Annual Socks For Tots Drive Dec 5, 2020

Nov 13, 2018 | A heart for children: Rosetta Brown conducts her Third Annual Socks for Tots drive Nov 13, 2018

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