Socking it to homelessness
A CAVERSHAM boy will be distributing more than 1104 pairs of new socks to homeless people this week to help them keep warm this winter.
Harper-Roy Abrahams (6) spent his school holidays delivering copies of his letter asking people to donate new socks to the Perth Homeless Support Group to households in the area.
West Coast Eagles star Nic Naitanui donated his playing socks, which Harper-Roy auctioned to his family and friends. He used the money he got from the auction to buy more socks.
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,” he said.
“Ron and Michael at Perth Homeless Support Group are really nice and I want to work with them when I grow up.”
Harper-Roy’s father Jarrod said it was important for children to give back to the community.
“It helps develop a mind-set of helping others less fortunate and shows that even a simple initiative such as collecting socks can make a big difference to the homeless,” he said.
“It’s just something HarperRoy 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.”
Bless his socks: Harper-Roy Abrahams has collected more than 1000 pairs of socks to give to the homeless this winter.