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Warming our soles

FHHS students and staff plan to donate 1,000 pairs of socks to warm the soles of the less fortunate this winter.

Forest Hills High School students are out to show the community how much they care. The students and staff at Forest Hills are trying to collect 1,000 pairs of socks by December 1st, 2010.

Teachers and staff will be collecting socks in their classrooms and offices. Students, teachers, and community members are asked to donate new pairs of socks to help this cause. Socks may be for the young and old and can be as plain or colorful as you want them to be. Brown paper collection bags are located in all parts of the building.

Socks will be collected starting October 4th and lasting until December 1st, 2010. The various clubs at Forest Hills will help with the distribution of the socks when the sock drive is over. All collected pairs of socks will be given back to the community. “I think 'Warming Our Soles' is a phenomenal charity that will help Union County get together as a whole and will not only benefit ourselves but our community as well,” stated Casey Steiner, a Forest Hills senior.

Socks will be distributed to the Union County Community Shelter, Turning Point, the Group Home for Children, and the Union County Christmas Bureau. The Union County Community Shelter provides shelter and food to the homeless in Union County. Turning Point is a 24 hour a day domestic violence center. They provide help to women and children. Union County also has a Group Home for Children. This facility helps neglected, abused, delinquent, undisciplined, and dependent children ages birth to eighteen. The last organization that will benefit from our sock drive is the Union County Christmas Bureau. The Christmas Bureau gives to the less fortunate children in our county to ensure they feel the warmth and joy of the Christmas Season that they feel all children deserve. “Collecting socks is a great idea because everybody needs socks,” says 12th-grader Ashtin Stewart.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the sock drive, please contact Alicia Swackhamer at alicia.swackhamer@ucps.k12.nc.us.

Written by: Alicia Swackhamer
Posted: Oct 05, 2010 by Melissa Howell

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