Soctober benefits Sister Gus’ Kids Cafe

After watching a popular YouTube video, Mrs. Boxer’s third grade class at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Erie decided to host their own version of a “Socktober” in which they collected socks for children at Sister Gus’ Kids Cafe.

The YouTube video, A Pep Talk with Kid President and Grover, introduces the idea of “Socktober” as a month to help the homeless and those that lack basic needs. Kid President, only a child himself, says: “You’re never too small to make a big difference.”

“Inspired by the YouTube video, the kids who participated [in Socktober] were supposed to perform kindness or service acts throughout the month of October,” said Mary Beth Boxer, their teacher. For these acts, they were rewarded with a new pair of socks. Rather than keeping the socks for themselves, the children decided to give the socks to children who might need them – children at the Kids Cafe.

Watch the YouTube video here.