Despite COVID hurdle, Struthers students ensure sock drive is successful

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In the five years since the Socktober campaign started, students have collected over 15,000 pairs of socks

Courtesy: Struthers Schools

STRUTHERS, Ohio (WYTV) – Students at Struthers Middle School collected over 5,000 pairs of socks for people in need this holiday season.

The school’s annual Socktober campaign means 5,250 people will be getting a new pair of socks.

They were given to local charities — the Beatitude House, Dorothy Day House, Rescue Mission, Mahoning County Children Services, MKC Project of Mahoning County, Difference Makers in Campbell, Shop With a Cop in Struthers, Three Wishes for Seniors Granted and Boo Squad.

Students weren’t able to hold the sock drive in the building this year because of COVID-19, but they wrote letters to the company Bombas, who donated the socks.

The Socktober campaign started five years ago. In that time, students have collected over 15,000 pairs of socks.

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Mel Robbins Main Area Middle

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