Selkirk Elementary's Inner City Team has teamed up with PLEA, a community service organization, to inspire and encourage Selkirk families to donate brand new pairs of quality socks to individuals and families in need. These pairs of socks will make their way to vulnerable people who might otherwise not have the attire necessary for our colder months.
Inner City staff members Vanessa Mani and Kim Whaley, alongside Inner City project teacher Rose Hibbert, worked with PLEA to make the initiative known throughout the community. Families were encouraged to donate pairs of socks, which were then hung on a sock tree in the school foyer as a visual reminder of the importance of helping members of the community, as well as to celebrate our own community's involvement. The team made this initiative front and center at a Selkirk movie night, which saw over 300 students and parents attend. Selkirk families collected over 270 pairs of socks.
"Selkirk's Inner City Team is consistently a driving force in the planning, undertaking, and follow through of a variety of amazing community-focused activities, initiatives, and events," says Selkirk Vice-Principal Doug Roch. "We are very fortunate to have this talented team as a part of our school. Whether collecting socks for those in need, or continually supporting our own children and families, their efforts are integral to the daily work that we do at Selkirk."