Alice Smith sock drive brings in over 1,700 pairs for Hopkins community

Former Alice Smith students and current Hopkins High School seniors challenged kids to collect socks for those in need this winter.
January 30, 2018

When someone challenges Alice Smith students to do good for their community, they step up.

Winter can be a hard time for those experiencing homelessness, and an item that is often of greatest need is a pair of clean socks. So brothers, Alice Smith alums, and current Hopkins High School seniors Evan and Andy Pelerine had an idea: A sock drive. Four the fourth year in a row, they enlisted the help of their alma mater, and Alice Smith students got to work. During the week of January 22, students collected new pairs of socks for all age ranges. Together they collected 1,718 pairs, with Amy Phung's kindergarten class collecting the most, at 172 pairs.

The socks will be donated to Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a local nonprofit that provides individuals in need with food and clothing.

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