Socktober provides warm clothing for children

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Members of the Meyersdale Middle School Reading Team are collecting socks for The Children’s Aid Home and Society through their “Socktober” drive. Members include: (back row) Aurora Comfort, Candice Murray, Peyton McNett and Hermilee Minkus; and (seated) Dylan Fochtman, Austin Oester, Ethan Shaulis. The sock drive will continue through October 31.

Members of the Meyersdale Middle School Reading Team will once again be collecting socks as part of their “Socktober Drive.” The sock drive will be held through October 31.

“I’m super excited to be bringing Soctober back to the middle school. We took a break over the past few years due to COVID, but our favorite collection drive is back!”

According to Reading Team advisor, Mrs. Megan Edwards, this is the fourth year students have committed to this initiative. “I feel like we all take little things, like socks, for granted when we don’t have to experience life without them, and this time of year especially, with colder weather and snow on the way, socks are just as important as hats and gloves when it comes to keeping us warm and healthy,” Edwards explained.

The Meyersdale Middle School Reading Team has chosen to donate the collected socks to The Children’s Aid Home and Society of Somerset County. This organization has been serving the needs of Somerset County children in need since 1889.

“We have donated to a homeless shelter and a women’s home in the past, but what better way to encourage our kids to participate in this great sock drive than by telling them that they’re helping kids just like them,” explained Edwards. “They do good work for students within our district and neighboring districts, so I wanted us to be able to give back!”