Galion Students Collect Over 1,600 Pairs Of Socks To Donate

Galion Students Collect Over 1,600 Pairs Of Socks To Donate

  • 11/9/2018 4:11:50 PM
  • Tyler Warner
  • Local News

GALION, OH - The Galion Intermediate School fifth grade teachers and students held the annual "Socktober" fundraiser for the 5th straight year. 

Officials called the fundraiser a tremendous success as students were able to collect 1,629 pairs of new socks, taking their five year total over 4,000 pairs. The fifth-grade students and teachers expanded the fundraiser last year to include all the different classes at Galion Intermediate. 

The Fifth-grade team got the idea from a famous YouTube personality called Kid President who put together a video challenging internet users to change the world by changing their communities for the better. Since the inception of the Socktober fundraiser, participation has gone up drastically.

The top 3 collecting classes were Mrs. Kiger's 3rd Graders gathering 74 pairs of socks, Mrs. Shipleyu's 4th Graders gathering 105 pairs, and in first place, Ms. Prince's 5th graders, collecting a whopping 683 pairs for the fundraiser. Galion City School District superintendent Jim Grubbs said "I am incredibly proud of our students and staff at the Intermediate School for taking their time to help those in need in our community. Student-led community service projects enhance the overall education of students in the Galion City School District, and I'm proud of all our students and staff in the district for finding ways to help the Galion Community."

For more information on the Socktober fundraiser contact Paula Prince by e-mail at [email protected]

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