Shirley, NY, November 6, 2014 – Inspired by Internet star Robby Novak (aka Kid President) and his declaration that October should be “Socktober” and a time to serve the homeless, students in Ms. Jennifer Colosa’s third-grade classes at William Floyd Elementary School, decided that they wanted to celebrate Socktober by helping those in need through a sock and clothing drive.
To spread the word, students made morning announcements about Socktober and teachers showed Kid President’s video (which you can watch below). Together, they collected hundreds of pairs of socks and other clothing, enough to fill two cars, which will help the less fortunate in their school and in the local community.
“My third-grade classes brainstormed ways that they could be community superheroes and truly make a difference in the lives of others,” said Ms. Colosa. “We'd like to thank the entire William Floyd Elementary school community for their support and donations.”
Pictured: Ms. Jennifer Colosa’s classes at William Floyd Elementary School spearheaded a “Socktober” sock and clothing drive to help the less fortunate. With the assistance of their fellow students at William Floyd Elementary School, they collected two carloads full of socks and clothing. Pictured with the students are Ms. Jennifer Colosa and student teacher Mr. Jonathan Germer.