Way to Rock SOCKTOBER!

CONTACT: Shelley Regan sregan@fccedmond.org or 405.414.3544
Last month FCC participated in Socktober. This clever term was originated by Kid President to promote giving socks to those in need during October. Turns out, one of the most requested items at homeless shelters is, you guessed it, socks! In fact, they are the most needed, but least donated article of clothing. Marissa Kosir, an emerging young leader in our congregation, decided it was important for us to do what we could to keep feet warm. So, she led a #socktober campaign to promote sock donations through our whole church.

Children, youth, and adults donated 1726 pairs of socks for children and adults. Last Sunday the youth had a sock sort, then gathered to bless the socks before some were delivered to the homeless who attend Church Under the Bridge in OKC. This week more will be shared through the Homeless Alliance and with children in need at our partner school, Ida Freeman Elementary. Thank you, Marissa, for issuing the challenge, and thank you Karen Baldridge, and her grandchildren Lyla and Max for decorating cute collection baskets that were filled to overflowing! We are thankful to everyone who took steps to warm 3452 feet. Even the smallest acts of love, like donating a pair of socks, make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors in need.