Harper-Roy socks it to ’em
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.