Kids collecting socks to help homeless

Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 9:02 AM AKST
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Two by two, or even in bunches, the students at Alpenglow elementary school are collecting socks.

"I enjoy being part of this because it's a good opportunity to help out." Says student body president Elizabeth Sharpe.

The goal is to collect 1500 pairs of socks and then donate them to Project Homeless Connect.

"It's important because imagine if you were homeless, you would want somebody to do something for you so then you wouldn't feel like you're alone." Says fifth-grader Anna Bullup.

Last year the group collected about 1400 pairs of socks but they are hoping that they can up that total and reach their lofty goal through a week-long effort of the whole school. They are also willing to accept outside donations to help further their cause.

While the Alpenglow kids will be finishing up their drive Friday the 17th, Project Homeless Connect will host its big event from 10 am to 3 pm January 22nd at the Egan Center. Socks are always a big need for those experiencing homelessness but they are also looking for scarves, hats, gloves, and mittens, in an effort to aid the most vulnerable in our community especially at a time where the temperatures have dropped so low.

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