There are 600,000 people without a home on any given night in the United States.  This October, SoulPancake and Kid President want one million peoplesocktober to prove that even the smallest acts of love, like donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of the homeless. (http://soulpancake.com/socktober/)

by Molly Pfaff

For the month of October, Long Beach High School will be participating in the #Socktober Project.  Socktober was idea started three years ago by a nine year old, YouTube star, who goes by the name of Kid President.  In years past, Socktober was just a fun donation project that Kid President’s family and friends started. However, this year there is a bigger focus.

Kid President’s goal is to get one million people involved in Socktober.  Robby Novak (Kid President) and Brad Montague (family friend) are using YouTube and social media to advertize the Socktober movement. Socktober is a positive use of the internet;  by tweeting #Socktober, you are spreading the word about this good cause through the internet and social media.  The mission of Socktober is to provide the homeless with socks for the winter.

Here at Long Beach High School, we will be selling paper socks as a way to fundraise money for this cause. The socks, colored by the students in the Life Skills Program, are $2.  The $2 donation will assist in buying real socks for those in need.  To buy a paper sock and make your donation, you can find Mr. Petschauer (Room 242), visit the Social Studies office (Room 239), or find Falynn Enright and/or Liz Rourke. Students can also aid in the Socktober movement by donating unused and unopened socks to the Library, Main Office, Social Studies Office, or Room 242.

For more information on Socktober, visit this website: http://soulpancake.com/socktober/  and watch Kid President’s video.

LBHS is changing the world and helping a great cause, one sock at a time…together we can make something awesome.

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