For this week’s fashion post, I decided to get a little funky. A little low down. Let’s talk socks! October, also known as Socktober, is the month where we can show off our style through what we put on our almost chilly toes. Fall comes and everyone breaks out their best, warmest and most comfortable socks. This is also a great time to join a cause and make a difference.
Champions for Kids, a wonderful non-profit that’s dedicated to the betterment of children with each of our community, is participating in Socktober. This month, they are asking all of us to help out families that may have very hard times in the winter; unable to pay the heat bill or attain warm clothing. It’s another one of CFK’s simple service projects that allow us to make a difference right in our own neighborhood. You never know which of your neighbors are suffering or living paycheck to paycheck, and these simple service projects, like SOCKober, are a great way to be the good in the world. So, how can you, you awesome fashionista, contribute?
It’s this SIMPLE!
1. GATHER your family, friends, and neighbors to collect socks and other warmth items for kids. They can be funky, fun, or just functional, just as long as they will help a kid stay warm.
2. LEARN about the organizations in your community that help provide kids with clothing.
3. GIVE the items you collect to a local school nurse, teacher, social worker, or community organization to help kids stay warm this winter.
4. SHARE your story at championsforkids.org/share. Let us know how many people were involved and how many items you collected.
See how easy that is? Now, to give you some inspiration, I’ve found some really cool socks on Pinterest that you have just got to see:
Socks dressed up like ballet slippers? Get out of here with the cuteness!
Socks that look like sneakers. Stop the insanity.
These are some soup-er socks, indeed. Get it? Huh?
These are my favorite socks ever. I wore them when I was in Afghanistan, and they were pretty much the only thing that made me laugh out loud on a regular basis. Oh, and they kept me warm in my sleeping bag. Win-win.
I hope you collect tons of socks for kids in need, and have an absolutely magical SOCKtober!