(Pictured: Muse Elementary students with their sock donations for "Socktober".)
Students of Muse Elementary participated in "Socktober" during the month of October this year. Soctober was created by Brad Montague when he realized there was a large homeless population in his hometown, and he wanted to do something about it. While researching the needs of the homeless community, he learned that socks are the items least donated to homeless shelters. So Brad took action. He began to film himself wishing people “Happy Socktober!” as he gave out pairs of socks on the streets, and he posted these videos on social media.
Since then, Socktober has exploded! Kids and adults around the world have started their own sock drives to benefit their local homeless shelters. In 2013, Socktober teamed up with Kid President to spread the word and encourage more people to participate. Last year, participants on all seven continents donated pairs of socks!
Muse Elementary donated 621 pairs of socks to Washington City Mission as apart of this campaign.