By Stephen Boylan, Director of Marketing
“Kid President is so profound I can’t even take it,” said eighth grade student Charlie Johnson. He was referring to internet sensation Kid President, the “self-appointed voice of a generation” and the person responsible for the #socktober movement to collect socks and other household items for people in need. Over thirty of the junior high students participated in this event, collecting socks, toothpaste, hats, gloves, deodorant, shampoo, and other items for Women’s Services of Meadville.
“I think that this experience has really opened the students’ eyes to the fact that even the smallest acts of kindness help,” said communications teacher Mrs. Susan Norwood, who brought the idea to Saegertown. Many students were surprised when they heard from Women’s Services that some local women and children live in fear and could leave or be
kicked out of their homes, taking nothing with them but the clothes on their backs.
“It will really help the women and children in need this winter,” said Rose Hilliard from the Women’s Services of Meadville when she received Socktober donations from Saegertown Junior High. Hilliard was grateful for all the students who participated, and she noted that Women’s Services is always accepting donations, which can be dropped off at 204 Spring Street in Meadville. To learn more, visit http://www.womensservicesinc.com.
Journalism Adviser, Saegertown Jr. Sr. High School