Quest students at Southeast Elementary collected almost 800 new pairs of socks as part of a Socktober community service project. The donations are being divided between three local agencies to help people in need.
"We learned that one of the most requested, but least donated items at shelters is socks," said Mrs. Dana Pippen, who's a Quest teacher at SEE. "We got our entire community involved and collected 775 pairs of socks."
"The goal was 500 pairs," said Mrs. Keri Wright, who's a Quest/art teacher at SEE. "The kids made signs, told their friends, they put on sock puppet plays, and made commercials to encourage people to bring socks."
The socks were divided between Wesley House Community Center, Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter, and the Francis W. Davidson Memorial Homeless Shelter.
"We need socks," said Mrs. Linda Hoskins with the FWDMH Shelter. "We always need basic needs. We need things like t-shirts and underwear. We definitely need those items."
Click the link below to view footage from the SEE Socktober Donation Day.