From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca staff
NORTH BAY – Despite the start of school being weeks away, two intrepid students are already hard at work getting into the giving spirit.
Jen and Will from Chippewa Secondary School are the masterminds who have started “The Right Sock” charity drive.
“Everyone loses socks,” explains Will. “Whether you get holes in them, or you lose it in the dryer, or maybe your dog eats it, you’re down one. You end up with a lonely sock. Why throw that sock away and waste the material?”
“Instead, consider donating your lonely sock to us and we will give it to someone who only has one foot? Because it doesn’t matter if it’s a left foot sock, every sock is a ‘Right Sock’ for our charity.”
The Right Sock charity drive will be accepting donations of single socks and monetary donations to buy not matching socks to give to less fortunate people who are missing a foot/leg.
“There are people out there who are needy,” says co-founder Jen. “They don’t have money, they don’t have a job, and some of them might only have one foot, so why is it fair to ask them to buy a whole bag of socks? They only have one foot!”
“They’ll have to get rid of, like, half of the socks in the pack. If they spend like… $1000 on socks per year, then that’s like $500 per person each year… wasted. That’s ridiculous! We want to help in any way we can, and that way is having a drive so those with lonely socks can donate them to the one footed.”
The Right Sock charity drive will end on the 27th of September with a big blowout bake sale at Chippewa high school, which will be open to the public. Bring all of your lonely socks.