Spanish Club collects socks for homeless teens

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By Haley King

Students, Shannon Krakowski, 10, and Ashna Parikh, 9, donate their favorite fuzzy socks to the Spanish Club Sock Drive, to help homeless teens. (Photo Creds: Haley King)
Students Shannon Krakowski, 10, and Ashna Parikh, 9, donate their favorite fuzzy socks to the Spanish Club sock drive to help homeless teens. (Photo by Haley King)

Spanish Club hosted the second annual Sock Drive. They collected socks through March 20 to help local homeless teens in need of new socks. Donations were placed in the marked box in all English rooms.

“The sock drive is a great way for teens to donate something that other kids don’t have. Food might not last very long, but socks last many months. It is good charity work,” Spanish Club Vice President, Blake Spataro, senior, said.

Last year, the sock drive collected about 250 socks, and this year Spanish Club collected 246 socks.

All socks will be donated to a non-profit organization called Street Teens (http://www.streetteens.org/.) The program was formed in October 2001, and their mission is to help the youth be as safe as possible while they live on the streets and to provide the resources to help them find a home and a job.

“Believe it or not, socks are the number one requested item by this organization,” Spanish Club’s president, Brendan Moxley, junior, said, “(This is) because they (teens) typically walk around a lot and are exposed to the elements, and (soles) quickly wear out. They go through socks so rapidly they constantly need more.”