The Third Grade Student Council at R.C. Waters elementary School in Oak Harbor sponsored the fundraiser “Socktober.” Nearly 1,000 pairs of socks were collected and donated to Hannah’s Socks in Perrysburg, Ohio, an organization that donates socks to those in need in Ohio and southeast Michigan. What many take for granted by opening their drawer in the morning to get ready for the day, is not possible for many others.
Hannah’s Socks is a community based non-profit organization dedicated to helping people affected by homelessness, poverty and domestic abuse. They collect and donate new socks to those in need through shelter homes, public schools and direct distribution.
What began as the simple, intuitive wish of a four-year old girl to give a homeless man her socks has blossomed into a successful, nationally-recognized program that has helped hundreds of thousands of people in need and raised the awareness of how a simple act can change the face of poverty and homelessness in our region.