Throughout the months of October and November students were challenged to collect new socks that would be donated to the homeless population in New York. This initiative came to Hofstra University through the campaign led by Social Media celebrity Kid President. Kid President has encouraged schools, individuals, and communities to donate socks to a local organization that serves the homeless population. According to Kid President, “Every night in the United States an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets.”
This year the Office of Student Leadership and Activities encouraged students to work in collaboration with their organizations to collect socks that we will distribute to the homeless in New York City during the Midnight Run on December 3rd. Through the hard work and generous donations we are happy to announce that our student organizations collected a total of 377 pairs of socks! We would like to thank the organizations that banned together to make a donation as a group, particularly the organizations with the highest total donation—Sigma Gamma Rho (60 pairs), Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA 85 pairs), and Delta Phi Epsilon (90 pairs).
As President Rabinowitz recently said to the students in his Thanksgiving e-mail, “Let this Thanksgiving be a reminder of all we can do, all we do already, and what more we can do if we work together.” Thank you to everyone who helped us with this initiative.