Curtin Intermediate collects 5,398 socks
Curtin Intermediate School set a new school record during its #Socktober campaign during October, having collected 5,398 pairs of socks, shattering last year’s record-setting number of 5,001. Curtin joined up with the #Socktober movement six years ago, initiated by Kid President and Soul Pancake to help the homeless around the U.S., and has since collected a total of more than 20,000 pairs.
According to Curtin’s orchestra teacher, Anna Radspinner, who leads up the sock drive each year, the socks will make their way to area homeless shelters and nonprofit organizations throughout Lycoming County in early December.
The announcement of this year’s total was made during a school-wide event when Radspinner broke down the results by grade level, with fifth grade coming in first at 1,597; sixth grade second at 1,400; and fourth grade at 1,383. The greater school community donated more than 2,000 pairs, which many were given to the various grade levels as part of the positive school-wide behavior system.