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Students finish the final count on October 31Socktober movement at Harmony Hill helps the homeless warm their feet

November 3, 2016—The Harmony Hill Student Leadership Team coordinated a sock collection throughout the month of October to donate to the local homeless shelter. Soul Pancake, featuring Kid President, launched the movement “Socktober” four years ago, to motivate two million people to prove that even the smallest acts of love, like donating a new pair of socks, can make a BIG difference in the lives of our neighbors who may be homeless.

Harmony Hill students collected 313 pairs of new socks. Why socks? Socks are the least donated item to shelters.

"When we presented this idea to the students, they did not hesitate to do what was needed to make it a success," said Harmony Hill Teacher Sharon Laughlin. "We're incredibly proud of our students' citizenship and compassion for others!"