Perrysburg's Hannah Turner to appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

Toledo, Ohio - May 14, 2009 - The eight-year-old Perrysburg girl who
inspired Hannah's Socks, a nonprofit that collects and distributes new
clothing essentials to the less fortunate, can soon add one more item to her
growing list of accomplishments: appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Hannah Turner, and her Hannah's Socks story, will be featured on Tuesday,
May 19, among several other inspirational stories during "An Oprah/People
Magazine exclusive: Heroes in Hard Times."

The show airs in Toledo on WTOL, Channel 11 at 4 p.m. or in Cincinnati on
WCPO, Channel 9 at 4 p.m. If you're outside those regions, visit


Four years ago, then four-year-old Hannah Turner and her family were serving
Thanksgiving dinner at a local homeless shelter. There Hannah saw a man
whose shoes had split open, revealing he wasn't wearing socks. Although her
mother, Doris, reassured her the man's shoes would keep his feet warm.
Hannah wasn't convinced and told her, "Mommy, he can have my socks." The
next day, Doris took Hannah to purchase and distribute socks to local


Hannah's Socks is a non-profit organization focused on providing clothing
necessities to the less fortunate in Toledo, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; and
their neighboring communities. Hannah's Socks collects donated materials in
the form of new men's, women's and children's socks and undergarments, then
leverages partnerships with local shelters for distribution to both the
homeless and to victims of domestic violence. In addition, it supports
programs serving under-privileged children. For more information about the
organization, visit

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