Delta Kappa Gamma Service Project Provides Socks to Children in Need | Local news from the Big Island

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“We wanted to build on the work we had done,” O’Neill said. She said it was rare for a chapter to receive the Esther Pilster grant twice in a row, but the ladies decided to go.

A few months ago, the chapter received confirmation that they had also received $ 500 for this year’s project.

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This amount buys a lot of socks – hundreds and hundreds of socks. Colorful socks for kids of all ages lay neatly in original packaging and boxes in O’Neill’s living room, ready for distribution to schools across the three counties.

“We have a lot of children in need,” O’Neill said. “We can see it in all of our schools, in all of our communities. “

Nedrig, an elementary music teacher, asked around to see where the needs were greatest.

“I asked my social worker, ‘What things do they need?’ “, did she say. “She said everything that SNAP benefits did not cover.”

The socks will begin their journey at some children’s feet at the September Gamma Chapter meeting, O’Neill said. “By then we’ll have them all sorted, so that each county will get a share,” she said. “A representative from each of our counties will take them and bring them to the schools. “

Nedrig said the kids loved their new kicks for “Walk a Mile in My Shoes”.


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