Middle School Aardvarks Collect Socks to Spread Winter Warmth
Starting in early December, Middle School students, faculty, and staff began collecting new socks and stashing them in the metal aardvark sculpture in the Middle School lobby. This sock drive supports the William Temple House, which has been offering counseling services to Portland-area families and individuals since 1965. William Temple House also offers spiritual support and provides emergency assistance such as food, clothing, and hygiene supplies. Warm, cozy socks are especially needed during the cold winter months! Not only did the Middle School reach its goal of filling up the aardvark with warm and stylish new socks, they exceeded it well before the winter break deadline. The aardvark is so full of toasty socks that its ears are overflowing and students have had to clip socks to the outside as well. "Watching the aardvark fill up, literally, since the first day the sock drive began, has been so much fun and adds its own warmth and coziness to our Middle School," said Middle School Chaplain and Service Learning Coordinator, Melissa Robinson. A big thanks to all the students, faculty, staff, and families who donated!
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