Harper-Roy socks it to ’em

The Advocate (Perth) - - WORK PLACE -

A CAVERSHAM boy will be dis­tribut­ing more than 1104 pairs of new socks to homeless peo­ple this week in a bid to help them stay warm this win­ter.

Harper-Roy Abra­hams (6) spent his school hol­i­days de­liv­er­ing copies of his let­ter, which calls on peo­ple to do­nate new socks for him to dis­trib­ute to the Perth Homeless Sup­port Group, to house­holds in his area.

West Coast Ea­gles star Nic Nai­tanui also do­nated his play­ing socks, which Harper-Roy auc­tioned among his fam­ily and friends and spent the money re­ceived to buy more socks for his col­lec­tion.

Harper-Roy said he started his mis­sion four weeks ago af­ter think­ing of what peo­ple might need to keep warm.

“I wanted to do some­thing to help them. Ron and Michael at Perth Homeless Sup­port Group are re­ally nice and I want to work with them when I grow up,” he said.

Fa­ther Jar­rod said it was im­por­tant for kids to give back to the com­mu­nity.

“It helps de­velop a mind­set of help­ing oth­ers less for­tu­nate and shows that even a sim­ple ini­tia­tive such as col­lect­ing socks can make a big dif­fer­ence to the homeless com­mu­nity,” he said.

“It’s just some­thing Harper-Roy wanted to do and we helped fa­cil­i­tate and en­cour­age him.

“Our ex­pe­ri­ence is that many peo­ple want to help but don’t know how or where to start.”

Mother Chantell said she was proud of her son’s pas­sion and de­ter­mi­na­tion.

“He spent ev­ery spare sec­ond of his school hol­i­days de­liv­er­ing copies of his let­ters (and is still go­ing) so we re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate all the sup­port he has re­ceived,” she said.

Perth Homeless Sup­port Group pres­i­dent Ron Reid en­cour­aged more young peo­ple like Harper-Roy to get in­volved.

Harper-Roy Abra­hams (6) sit­ting among socks he col­lected from do­na­tions.

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