"One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books." -- Professor Albus Dumbledore

Socks may be underappreciated as a Christmas present, but they are much needed by those experiencing homelessness in the wintertime.

That’s why the Becker County Sheriff’s Office is accepting donations of new socks for kids and families experiencing homelessness, from now through Dec. 10. Socks can be dropped off at the sheriff’s office in the Becker County Courthouse, 925 Lake Ave.

The sock drive is part of a law enforcement challenge started by Jay Thomas of WDAY Radio. Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander said his mother-in-law kicked off the local drive by donating 60 pairs of socks.

“As the holiday season approaches, we can be thankful for many reasons,” said a Facebook post attributed to Glander and his staff. “We also know there are others in need of what many take for granted. One item that is requested by those who are homeless is socks … Let’s accept this challenge and do what we can to help fill the need.”

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According to a flyer for the sock drive, it will help benefit Golden Drive Homeless Kids, an organization started in 2011 by Susan Baron of West Fargo, N.D., who has a passion for helping homeless children.