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Whitman Middle Schoolers Help Ease The Winter Chill


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The students collected over 500 pairs of socks!

The donation couldn't have come at a better time. United Way of King County was gearing up for the Community Resource Exchange (CRE), an event at CenturyLink Field that helps connect people experiencing homelessness with resources and services, and temperatures in the Seattle area were dropping. While this wasn't the first time UWKC had coordinated a CRE, this was the first time that the CRE had been held in the winter, and with a winter storm forecast for the coming week cold weather supplies like sleeping bags, jackets, and warm socks, were going to be in especially high demand.

Fortunately, a group of 8th graders from Whitman Middle School, led by French teacher Blythe Asmann, had been busy running a Sock Drive for United Way and had collected over 500 pairs of socks for distribution at the CRE. On January 13th, over 1500 people experiencing homelessness came to CenturyLink Field to access services, and each left with a pair of warm socks to help ease the chill of the winter months. Thank you Whitman Wildcats! Imagine how many socks they could have collected if the entire Middle School had participated in the sock drive. We may find out. Next year Asmann hopes to hold the sock drive again, and include the whole school.

Thank you Whitman 8th Graders and Blythe Asmann!

 

 

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