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School drive collects socks for homeless, foster children

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Students at one local elementary school are collecting socks for a good cause this holiday season.
 
Geil Elementary School is teaming up with Allo Communications to provide homeless children and those in foster care with warm socks.

'Blair's Foster Socks' is a charity that aims to connect children in difficult situations with necessary resources, such as socks, clothing and scholarships.

Geil Elementary School teacher Sue Harrison says the sock drive is a good way for children to learn about giving back to others who are less fortunate.

She says the school is donating to 'Blair's Foster Socks' because of the charity's powerful story.
 
"Blair's Foster Socks was started by an 11-year-old girl who was very active in her community and just loved to help people," says Harrison.  "Well Blair's life was cut short and this story just appealed to me.  I'm like these are the people we want to help.  We want to continue doing what she started."

The organization continues in Blair's memory and aims to keep her dreams of providing foster children with warmth and comfort alive.

People who are interested in donating can bring socks to Geil Elementary School.  Other drop-off locations include: Allo Communications, The Daily Grind and Valley Bank.

For more information about Blair's Foster Socks, visit www.blairsfostersocks.org.

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