Cents to Socks unites SHS


Kirsten Thomas

SOCKS FOR A CAUSE. American Sign Language (ASL) Club participants and volunteers join the Cents to Socks effort gather to make a video to be shown in Aviator Bell. Students made the video after school to raise awareness of their cause. “Socks are typically an overlooked item,” Price said.

Claire Myers and Kirsten Thomas

As many know, Hurricane Harvey has caused devastation in Houston, Texas and Southern Louisiana. Numerous people have lost everything they have.

Starting September 7 through September 22, Sycamore High School’s ASL Club will be collecting socks that Matthew 25 Ministries will send to people in need.
The socks must be new, not used.

Money donations will also be accepted and will go toward buying more socks. Only socks and monetary donations will be accepted.

“Monetary donations turn around and [I will] buy as many socks as I can with it,” said Mrs. Nicole Price, ASL Teacher.

These donations will be collected in the commons during lunch.

“I’m trying to cover socks [from] infants to adults,” Price said.

There will also be volunteers walking around with milk jugs to collect monetary donations.

The Aviator Bell that brings in the most socks will be awarded a pizza party, while the individual who brings in the most socks will be awarded a 35 dollar certificate to The Hanger.

Socks are a necessity typically overlooked as people decide what to donate.

The Kroger Pharmaceutical Department at Kroger Company in Blue Ash is also starting a collection to donate.

“My mom is also doing the cents to socks campaign [at her work] to go along with our school’s campaign and they will be donating it all to us as we will take it down to Matthew 25,” said Malinda Sweeney, 12.

SHS’ Cents to Socks collection is a great way to help those in need.

Make sure to bring in some socks to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and also win your Aviator Bell a prize.

If you are looking for additional ways to make a difference, consider volunteering at Matthew 25 Ministries. While helping those in need, you can gain volunteer hours.

To help M25’s effort against Hurricane Harvey, visit their website.