We did a sock drive in Fall of 2008 and we are proud to announce that 3,144 pairs of socks were collected. Great work everyone!!!
THE SITUATION: Did you know that the Folsom Cordova Unified School District has a program to assist homeless students? Did you know that last year they served 680 kids within the District? It’s hard to grasp that so many local kids are struggling with something as basic as a stable place to live. It’s the truth though and so we recently asked the District Liaison for Homeless Services how we could help out. She told us that having new socks is a felt need among students, so it makes good sense for us to do a sock drive to help ease the financial burden on families and show our local youth that we support them – especially when they are enduring hard times. Our goal is to see our community at large gather 680 pairs of new socks by December 13th.
WHAT IS A HOMELESS STUDENT? “Homeless” is defined as “an individual who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate residence.” The kids that the school district serves are living in unstable places like motels, the streets, in tents, in cars, in RVs in a parking lot, in homes without power or water, in homes without a parent or legal guardian, etc… These are kids who reside within FCUSD territory within the cities of Rancho Cordova and Folsom.
OUR FINAL COUNT IS 3,144 PAIRS OF SOCKS. THANK YOU!!!!!
THANK YOU to the residents and organizations who made Project 680 a success. Thank you to residents throughout Rancho Cordova and nearby local cities, family members of residents, all drop-off locations, local businesses and organizations, and anyone who told a friend about this project. 100% of the donations will be used directly for FCUSD students that are documented as living in an unstable environment (homeless). This has been a simple way for us to advocate for local teens who are struggling and it is encouraging to see the massive support and community buy-in from so many different venues – even in this economy. Well done everyone!!!
DROP-OFF LOCATIONS: We want to give a special thanks to all drop-off locations for working so hard for this cause and for networking with people around you. You are appreciated.
PUBLICITY RELATING TO PROJECT 680: We are grateful for all local media who covered Project 680 and drew attention to homeless students in our area. Have a look at video and news stories below.