Unfortunately, not everyone has that option. To many of us, socks are a regular part of our daily wardrobe… for others, socks are a luxury that the less fortunate could only wish for.
In 2009, The Educators Rising program began the I Want to READ Book Drive as a way to get books into the hands of as many elementary and middle school students as possible. To date we have collected and distributed over 15,000 books.
Starting in January of 2017, we wanted to do something a little different. We decided to give back to the community by focusing on a different need. SOCKS! “Socks are among the most needed items at homeless shelters, yet among the least-often donated. According to Tom Costello Jr., founder and “Chief Sock Person” at the Philadelphia-based nonprofit The Joy of Sox, even regular donors of clothing such as coats and pants will usually wear their own socks until they have holes and then throw them away. Because of the shortage, the nation’s homeless population is constantly at risk of serious foot disease and, during winter months, in severe danger posed by the cold.” (Read more)
During the month of January, for our community involvement project, we will collect socks of all sizes, styles and colors. Socks will be donated to local homeless shelters in February.
Socks can be SO much fun!!!
You can buy them ankle length to wear with a new pair of kicks or they can reach as high as your knee to add a person flare to your soccer or basketball uniform. Socks come in solids, spots, strips and can sometimes come with your favorite movie characters on them. If you want to be truly different, you can buy socks PURPOSELY mismatched or with pockets for your individual toes. What’s really cool is that you can buy socks to match any style you chose to rock for the day.