Church Hill El­e­men­tary col­lects socks to do­nate

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CHURCH HILL — The Church Hill El­e­men­tary School Sock­to­ber drive ended Fri­day, Oct.

26. Socks col­lected by stu­dents will be donated to Haven Min­istries in Stevensville to sup­port the lo­cal com­mu­nity. The drive is spon­sored by Soul­pan­cake, a na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion fos­ter­ing com­mu­nity drives around the county. The drive brought in more than

350 pairs of socks.

“Ev­ery night in the United States an es­ti­mated 600,000 peo­ple live on the streets,” the Sock­to­ber web­site reads. “This Oc­to­ber, Soul­pan­cake and Kid Pres­i­dent want 2 mil­lion peo­ple to prove that even the small­est acts of love, like do­nat­ing a pair of socks, can make a big dif­fer­ence in the lives of our neigh­bors who are home­less.”

Mem­bers of the school’s jump rope team, the Pounc­ing Cubs, fa­cil­i­tated the drive dur­ing their prac­tice Fri­day, Oct. 26, and jumped rope with­out their shoes.

Amanda En­sor, fam­ily en­gage­ment spe­cial­ist for Queen Anne’s County Pub­lic Schools, said she felt the event was a chief ex­am­ple of a close com­mu­nity.

The theme of the prac­tice was “Wear a Pair and Share a Pair,” re­fer­ring to the sock col­lec­tion drive. One mem­ber of the club, Reese En­sor, said the drive was im­pos­si­ble with­out the other stu­dents’ help.

“Sock­to­ber helps peo­ple who don’t have a place to live or clothes to wear,” En­sor said. “Fact, did you know that your head and your feet are some of the most im­por­tant parts of your body? ... We need to col­lect socks for those peo­ple who don’t have any (socks) so they can stay warm. Se­ri­ously, it can hap­pen, but not with­out you.”

CON­TRIBUTED PHOTO

Mem­bers of the Pounc­ing Cubs jump rope team held a prac­tice in their socks to pro­mote the sock drive.

CON­TRIBUTED PHOTO

Church Hill el­e­men­tary stu­dents col­lected socks in Oc­to­ber to do­nate to Haven Min­istries home­less shel­ter.

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