Pittsburgh Hosts ‘SOCKTOBER’ Clothing Drive

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

November 2, 2022

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, SCN Associates and residents at Vincentian Villa & Terrace Place, who regularly attend mass at St. Louise Convent, participated in the Sisters Place SOCKTOBER clothing drive. Sisters Place is an SCN-sponsored ministry in Pittsburgh.

This drive was to provide winter hats, gloves, socks and scarves for 27 families in their housing program for formerly homeless families in Allegheny County. Altogether, over 12 bags of winter clothing along with checks for $295 was turned over to Sisters Place by Oct. 31! Caritas Support Services and the Pittsburgh SCN community have sought out a charity/non-profit event designed to serve the poor in the spirit of our Patron St. Vincent De Paul as a way of easing the effects of inflation, especially rising food prices.

After working on the SOCKTOBER clothing drive, the Sisters also gathered on Oct. 31, 2022, to bless their new Community Gathering Space at Caritas Place. The living room of Apartment 10 has been converted into a permanent meeting area complete with seating for 20 and a donated 65-inch smart TV. The space also features two guest rooms. A blessing for the space can be read here. Afterward, the Sisters enjoyed a Halloween Party including a viewing of “Hocus Pocus 2.”

Information and photos shared by Bette Nelson, director/business manager of Caritas Support Services.


  1. Ann Palatty

    Another corporal work of mercy. May God bless you for your sensitivity towards the poor.

  2. Linda Soltis

    Good to see that my former apartment is being put to very good use.

  3. Maggie Cooper

    Congratulations on your out reach for the food drive! Sounds great!
    And more: The new meeting space sounds like a a wonderful place for gatherings!
    Thanks for sharing your news!!! Good
    to hear your stories!


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