Scottsboro City Schools is collecting socks for those in Jackson County

SCOTTSBORO, Ala - Scottsboro City School's Club Wildcat program is hosting their first Socktober.  Their community service project for the year is collecting socks for those who will need them this winter.

"Socks is one of the least items donated throughout the nation when donations are accepted or asked for.  I thought that this would be an easy, creative, unique way for students, who doesn't love socks, to be involved in this," says Carrie Bradford, community engagement coordinator.

screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-6-32-32-pmThe campaign will run through the month of October, and there are several drop off locations.

"You can do drop off locations at Highland Medical Center, you can also do it at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, and you can also do it here at the central office or a Club Wildcat location," says Bradford.

The program is a good way to get young students involved in their community, and it also exposes them to situations they may not experience themselves.

"One of our top initiatives when we consolidate our program was to bring awareness of giving back to our community and making children aware. I think it's important that they learn that service at a young age."

The donated socks will go to the 12 Bushels Organization.