The students of South Cameron High School, a PreK through 12th grade school, held a sock drive (deemed “Socktober”) for the first time since 2019 because of COVID and hurricanes. All of the socks are given to Mrs. Pearl, the director at Abraham’s Tent, where she doles them out to the less fortunate.
This year, the small school started out with a modest goal of just 300 pairs of socks. This was quickly surpassed by the second day of the month. By Oct. 15, the school had collected nearly two thousand pairs of socks. South Cameron’s final sock count was 4,092 pairs! This amount almost doubled the students’ final donation of 2,768 socks in 2019.
If it were not for the giving nature of our community, as well as the Tarpon Pride felt throughout the school, this feat would never have been possible. A thanks goes out to all of the community members, students, teachers, and anyone else who participated in our sock drive. We plan on making this an annual event again, so make sure to save your socks for next October!