Building a Well with Socks

by Elena Roundy

Socktober was a unique way to provide charity for people in need. Starting in October, socks were sold at Cedar High School to fund building a well for people in Africa.

Water is something many of us take for granted. According to the World Health Organization, one in three people is affected by water scarcity.

This project was a creative idea to give back, proposed by a fellow student at Cedar High, Lizzie Huff. This project was also carried into November. The Student Council sold socks before and after school, as well as during lunch in the commons to raise money for this important cause.

One pair was priced at $5, or you could get a bargain and purchase three for $12. Student-purchased socks were also donated to another good cause — Primary Children’s Hospital. Students who purchased socks were entered in a drawing to win a $20 Costa Vida gift card. One pair equaled one raffle ticket and a pack of three socks, giving each student three entries for the coveted gift card.

To support this cause, each Friday was “Crazy Sock Day” — providing students the opportunity to show off their funky and unique socks and gather support for this great cause. With the hard work of the student council, and the help of the student body, Cedar High School was able to donate money to support these wonderful causes.

These events help showcase the wonderful community we have here at Cedar High School.

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