Long Beach High School Students Organize '#Socktober' Clothing Drive for the INN

Schools and Libraries

January 15, 2014

Students in the Long Beach High School International Baccalaureate anthropology class participated in a national fundraising event called "#Socktober," collecting more than $650 to buy hats, gloves and socks for those in need. They also joined forces with a group of International Baccalaureate diploma candidates who put together a coat drive, enlisting fellow students and staff members to collect two additional boxes of coats. In total, five boxes of coats, hats, gloves and socks were donated to the INN in Hempstead to make the winter a little warmer for fellow Long Islanders. 


This is just one of many service activities initiated by IB diploma candidates throughout the year. Students must complete 150 hours of Community, Action and Service activities to fulfill one of the requirements of the IB diploma program. Students worked on this project under the guidance of anthropology teacher Brian Petschauer and CAS facilitator Christine Graham.


"We could never meet the needs of the thousands of Long Islanders who come seeking our assistance if it weren't for schools like Long Beach High School," said Cynthia Sucich, director of communications for the INN. "Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of others. You have not only helped us to warm bodies, but you have helped us to warm hearts."