October 17, 2018

"SOCK"tober at Orlo Avenue Elementary


Orlo Avenue Elementary doesn't do October; they do "SOCK"tober. Did you know that socks are the least donated item to shelters, yet the most needed? During the month of October the school sets out to collect socks for the homeless.

Orlo Avenue set a goal of collecting 2,750 and they knew it was going to be a challenge. They enlisted the whole community. With the help of the Orlo community including "the Crazy Sock Lady" Christine Alves, Coach Jay Monteiro and his players, the EP cheerleaders, T-Mobile in Seekonk, Martin Middle School, the East Providence Police, and Little Red House, Orlo Avenue Elementary collected 4,588 pairs of socks. The final amount was shared at a morning meeting event with the whole school, where EP football players continued to bring boxes upon boxes into the school.

Socks were distributed to Crossroads of Rhode Island, Hope and Faith, and Bridgepointe Christian Church. Now that's alot of warm toes this winter.


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