22 December 2020
As far as helping those in need during the 2020 Christmas season, it can be said that the De La Salle Meteors put their best feet forward.
Working in cooperation with the Joy of Sox organization, the young women and men enrolled in the freshman and sophomore Theology classes organized a sock drive for the homeless in an effort to offer community service to others.
Large boxes were placed in each classroom and one at the main entrance of the school to allow remote students to drop off their donations. Over a two-week period of time, the students brought in new packages of men’s, women’s and children’s socks to school.
Additionally, some students chose to donate $5 and have their teachers purchase new socks on their behalf. Both hybrid and remote students participated in this worthwhile project.
On the final day, students sorted and bagged the socks for delivery to local charitable organizations. When the project was finished, 1,211 pairs of socks were collected with 132 for children, 304 for women and 775 for men.
This year, the socks will be donated to the Salvation Army Shield of Hope Family Shelter and St. Columbanus Parish on Chicago’s South Side.
Guiding the project were De La Salle faculty members Tom Dufficy, Richard Mooney ’06 and Fred Muehleman.
Said Mooney: “The sock drive was a great experience for the Meteors to be a part of. It showed our students how much of an impact they can make on those in need. It also showed students that even though we are in a pandemic, we can all come together to live out the Lasallian mission.”
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Great job, Meteors! Everyone at De La Salle is very proud of you!