Our kids have now completed their most successful sock drive in three years since its inception in 2014. They had learned about the difficulties marginalized people experienced in their daily lives - homelessness, lack of good food and clothing and winter cold. After hearing the stories, they came up with the idea of warm dry socks as something that would provide a small measure of help and enjoyed soliciting donations from the parish by making their own announcements. It worked.
One enterprising young member took more initiative this year and took the drive to her school classroom at Clinton School - just across the street from the parish church. That added more than 40 extra contributions. We wrapped them all and contributed them at a recent community dinner on January 4. Some of the kids joined us to help with their distribution.