Worland High School FCCLA holding Thanksgiving Socktober Drive

WORLAND — The Worland High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Chapter ran a successful Socktober Drive during October and November 201. The FCCLA Chapter had a goal to collect at least 150 pairs of socks. They achieved that and then some, collecting 807.

 

November 21, 2017



WORLAND — The Worland High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Chapter ran a successful Socktober Drive during October and November 201. The FCCLA Chapter had a goal to collect at least 150 pairs of socks. They achieved that and then some, collecting 807.

The club is again holding another drive for the next two weeks.

According to FCCLA Socktober organizer Anya Sheesely, socks are the most needed article of clothing by the homeless, but that they are the least donated?  

She and the entire WHS FCCLA encourage area residents to make an impact by donating any new or gently used socks to their drive.  

There are drop off locations at Worland Middle School and Worland High School. The drive will run until Friday, Dec. 1.

Last year the socks were split up with most sent to Denver, Casper and Billings. Those that are not sent to these cities will be donated to the shelters in the area such as the Crisis Prevention and Response Center.

SOCKTOBER HISTORY

Socktober was started national in 2011 by Brad Montague, creator of Kid President. According to the website socktober.com, “In October 2011, creator Brad Montague realized there was a large homeless population in his hometown, and he wanted to do something about it. While researching the needs of the homeless community, he learned that socks are the items least donated to homeless shelters.”

Montague began to film himself wishing people “Happy Socktober!” as he gave out pairs of socks on the streets, and he posted the videos on social media.

The website story continues, “Word got around about these videos, and people wanted to know how they could help. So in a stroke of genius, he created a Socktober rap that could be purchased for a $5 donation to The Van, a group that drives a van around Arkansas to deliver necessities, including socks, to those in need.

“Since then, Socktober has exploded! Kids and adults around the world have started their own sock drives to benefit their local homeless shelters. In 2013, Socktober teamed up with Kid President to spread the word and encourage more people to participate.

 
 

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