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Local elementary schools collects almost 1,000 socks

Elementary students collected over 450 pairs of socks throughout the month of October.{ }

Photo: Kailey McCarthy

Students at Cooper-Carver Elementary School in Terrell County collected over 900 socks for the homeless during the month of October.

Pre-k through fifth grade students at the school spent the entire month of October trying to collect as many pairs as possible.

According to 4th grade teacher Billi Faust, socks are the least donated item given to homeless shelters.

All socks were donated to the Open Arms Shelter in Albany.

Faust says donating items is all about teaching students at a young age the importance of giving back to the community.

“You know a lot of times, kids get get get but I see that we need to teach them to give also. Make sure that they know that they have to do their part to help society by giving back for everything they’re given."

The school almost met their initial goal of 1,000 socks.

Throughout the month of November, students are collecting toys and canned foods to donate before Thanksgiving Break.

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