Nine-year-old Jackson Bogardus was inspired by the local charity, The Undies Project (a charity that provides underwear to our low-income neighbors) and decided to start a local sock drive, “SOCKTOBER,” for the month of October.
Jackson feels this is especially important as we approach the colder months.
He also learned that socks are one of the items most needed in homeless shelters so he is collecting new socks for both adults and children and donating them to Inspirica in Stamford.
In the US 94 million people live in or near poverty. That’s almost 1 out of every 3.
Inspirica is more than just a homeless shelter. Inspirica seeks to break the cycle of homelessness by providing the programs and services that help their clients achieve – and maintain – permanent housing and stability in their lives.
Jackson’s SOCKTOBER donation bins can be found throughout the Greenwich community at the Old Greenwich-Riverside Greenwich Civic Center, Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, Greenwich Parks & Recreation at Town Hall, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, and the YMCA of Greenwich, and Greenwich Council’s Boy Scout office on Mason Street. In addition, socks can be purchased and donated at Threads and Treads.
Jackson’s goal is to collect 200 pairs of socks to help those in need this winter and spread the word about SOCKTOBER.