Socktober Success


The Mirror reporter

How would you feel not being able to put on a pair of warm socks during the cold months of the year? While many don’t worry about such a little thing like socks, the reality is that many families across the United States live their everyday lives without them. Socktober is a good way to help the homeless and give them something so small that makes a huge difference.

Communities all over Wisconsin participate in Socktober and Stevens Point Area Senior High school students helped.

“We got way more than what we expected and doubled what we were hoping for,” adviser Brett Lesniak said.

Lesniak is the advisor for Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), the club which conducted the drive.

They collected 609 pairs of socks. This was double their hope of getting at least 300 pairs of socks.

This was the first year HOSA has done Socktober and they will, for sure, do it again. “It’s a great cause and helps out people in need,” Lesniak said. “We will hope for an even better outcome for the years to come.”

Nationally known Kid President creator Brad Montague created Socktober four years ago. The goal is to get socks and other important necessities to homeless kids and families in communities everywhere. This is an event that keeps growing and prospering each year.

Last year more than 10,000 schools, families, businesses and churches helped to kick off Socktober. People from every state and even different continents participated in the event. This year they’re pushing it more by coming up with even more ways for people to participate.