Special to Iredell Free News

Pressly School is holding its first annual SOCKtoberfest sock drive, thanks to middle school students who made the decision to help those in need this winter. This idea was quickly adopted by all grade levels and staff.

Pressly students and staff are collecting new socks through the end of October and will donate them to a good cause. Half of the socks will be donated to the domestic women’s shelter in Iredell County and the other half will be kept for the Pressly students and families in need.

During the first two weeks of SOCKtoberfest, 307 pairs of socks were collected.

First-grade student Javan Sherrill has brought in over 70 pairs of socks. When asked why he brought in so many socks, he said, “I want to help people so their feet don’t get cold.”

If you would like to help, you can drop off your new socks in the main office at Pressly School anytime between now and October 30.

Pressly School is located at 222 Knox Street, Statesville, NC 28677