Sock­ing it to home­less­ness

Kalamunda Reporter - - News - Kristie Lim

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.