11-Year-Old Connecticut Boy’s Sock Drive Helps the Homeless
Jackson Bogardus wants to be part of the solution when it comes to helping out the homeless. Last year, this 10-year-old from Greenwich learned that socks are one of the most needed items in homeless shelters, and that's when he discovered he could help out by holding a Socktober sock drive.
According to the Greenwich Free Press, last year, Jackson was motivated to take action by the local charity, The Undies Project, an organization that provides new underwear for men, women, and children to improve their lives. 94 million people live in poverty or near poverty in the United States.
This year, Jackson's sock drive goal is to collect 2,000 pairs of new socks for both adults and kids and donate them to Inspirica in Stamford. Inspirica's mission statement reads, 'Moving People From Homeless to Home'. Their goal is to break the cycle of homelessness by providing programs and services like Jackson's Socktober sock drive to help their clients secure and maintain permanent housing.
To achieve his goal, he's going to need your help. All you have to do is bring a pair or pairs of new socks to one of Jackson's Socktober donation bins throughout the Greenwich community. Please help Jackson reach his 2,000 pairs of socks goal. For more information about the Socktober sock drive, call 203-273-0511.