Dawson students rock 'Socktober', collect 460 pairs of socks for homeless

Dawson students rock 'Socktober', collect 460 pairs of socks for homeless
Mrs. Faust's 4th grade class managed the month-long service project. (Source: WALB)
460 pairs of socks were donated by Cooper Carver students. (Source: WALB)
460 pairs of socks were donated by Cooper Carver students. (Source: WALB)
Open Arms accepted the donation, and will distribute the socks to homeless South Georgians. (Source: WALB)
Open Arms accepted the donation, and will distribute the socks to homeless South Georgians. (Source: WALB)

DAWSON, GA (WALB) - Fourth graders at Cooper-Carver Elementary School proudly presented 460 pairs of socks to the Street Outreach director for Open Arms, Dinetha Rayner.

The entire student body participated in the month-long "Socktober" service project, collecting warm socks for homeless people in South Georgia.

It's a service project first dreamed up by Billie Faust's fourth-grade class, and one that touched Rayner's heart.

"I heard the little girl say some people don't have a home, they don't have shoes, they don't have a car. So this means a lot and I am so grateful," said Rayner.

Rayner said many homeless people who seek help at Open Arms don't have socks or undergarments, and this donation will go to good use.

The idea for the "Socktober" service project is from the "Kid President" web video series.

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