Mishawaka elementary school joins in on 'Socktober', collects over 1,700 socks

More than 1,700 pairs of socks were delivered to the homeless Thursday by Mishawaka elementary students.

As part of the school’s ‘Socktober Drive,' students from Hums Elementary School gave the socks to the Center for the Homeless.

Teachers wanted students to learn the lesson that good things can come from people working towards a common goal.

"We set a goal of 1,000 socks. There were times where we weren't sure if we would get there, but by the end of it, we had 1,700 pairs of socks to donate. To be able to come here and know that its going for a good cause, I think was something they were really happy about," says Ryan Mitchell, a fourth grade teacher at Hums Elementary.

Hums wasn’t the only school in the region trying to make a difference. 

Some schools in southern Indiana and Ohio, collected more than 13,000 pairs of socks for those in need.

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