Jackson’s SOCKTOBER Sock Drive Goal: 2,000 Pairs of Socks for Inspirica

Last year, ten-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 Bogardus, October 2020. Contributed photo

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 Aux Delices in Riverside, and at his house.

Jackson Bogardus was congratulated for his successful Socktober sock drive. November 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

 In addition, socks can be purchased and donated at Threads and Treads.

Please help Jackson reach his goal of collecting 2,000 pairs of socks to help those in need this winter and spread the word about SOCKTOBER. 

Please call (203) 273-0511 if you have any questions or would like to learn more about Jackson’s SOCKTOBER Sock Drive. 

Jackson Bogardus borrowed a wheelbarrow to move all the socks from his parents’ car to the elevator inside Inspirica’s building at 141 Franklin Street. November 2019. Photo: Leslie Yager