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American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Illinois

February 10, 2017

Greetings ALA Members,

At Patriotic Conference this year, ALA will be doing a service project, Socks of Love. The project involves putting personal hygiene products in socks to distribute to homeless individuals. We will distribute the socks throughout Illinois, giving them to homeless Veterans as needed and providing them to police departments to carry in their vehicles and give out as needed.

To help with this project, we are requesting donations from you and your unit. Specifically, we need the following travel size items:


We have other toiletries that will also go in the socks; however, if you wish to donate any other travel size items, we will also collect those at the conference for future sock fillings.

We will be assembling the socks the Friday of Patriotic Conference from 2:00-4:00 pm. We ask that you drop your items off at registration Friday morning.

Please share this information with your units and members. We hope that you can join us in this exciting new service project!

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Wright, State Police Unit 1922 President at or 217-370-6921.

Thank you again for assisting with this wonderful service project.


Luella Buske
Department President

Phone: 309-663-9366
Fax: 309-663-5827
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