‘Socktober’ drive finishes at school
STEVENSVILLE — The Church Hill Elementary School Socktober drive ended Friday, Oct. 26, a news release states.
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 over 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, the release states.
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 student’s help.