Bryanston Primary ensures single socks find their sole mates
Bryanston Primary School has paired up with The Odd Socks Project and is collecting orphaned odd socks and matching them up by size and fabric to make funky pairs to distribute to the homeless this winter.
We want your odd socks, the singles, the lonely socks that got separated from their former sock partners through some laundry divorce.
Mrs Roman from Bryanston Primary School who is championing this charity drive says, “We love this idea because nobody really thinks that an odd sock could change someone’s life or offer a little comfort in a cold spell. It costs no money to support this worthy cause, just a quick look through your cupboard, the laundry and any nooks and crannies in your home for those languishing odd socks, because every single sock deserves a second chance.”
Bryanston Primary School are encouraging schools to join the campaign and collect odd socks for the homeless before winter sets in.
Founder of the initiative, Abrie du Plooy, says “Our main distribution channel is through soup kitchens that feed the homeless people. It works well as the homeless come to the soup kitchens. We also distribute socks to shelters, orphanages, churches with outreach programmes and informal settlements. Already more than 16 000 mismatched socks have been donated across South Africa.”
Should you have any single or odd socks that you would like to donate or even a new pair of socks, the school will greatly appreciate the community’s assistance in driving this worthy cause.
The project runs for three months from March to May so when winter is upon us we have thousands of pairs of socks to distribute to the needy. You can follow the Bryanston Primary Schools Odd Socks donations to date on https://www.theoddsocksproject.co.za/