Gananda Middle School Collects Over 600 Pairs of Socks for the Open Door Mission
Gananda Middle School's second annual "Socktober" fundraiser was successful in collecting over 600 pairs of socks to be donated to the Open Door Mission.
The event, run by the Gananda Middle School Student Congress, aims to fill a gap of need for the Open Door Mission. The Open Door Mission helps support people without homes in the Rochester metro area. Socks are one of the most needed items in shelters, however they are one of the least donated items. Students began collecting socks October 1 through October 31.
“This is the second year we have been able to surpass our goal of 500 pairs of socks,” says Gananda Middle School Principal Elliott Butt. “The support from our students and our community for this event has been outstanding. We are grateful for the donations and for the sense of accomplishment our students gain while being able to help others.”
To sweeten the deal, Principal Butt, an avid Philadelphia Eagles football fan, agreed to wear Buffalo Bills attire everyday in the month of November if the students reached their goal of 500 pairs of socks. It looks like Principal Butt is now a Buffalo Bills fan, at least for this month.