Church Hill Elementary collects socks to donate
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.”
Members of the Pouncing Cubs jump rope team held a practice in their socks to promote the sock drive.
Church Hill elementary students collected socks in October to donate to Haven Ministries homeless shelter.