Marquette Alternative High Schools begins annual 'Rock the Socks' campaign

MARQUETTE COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - The Marquette Alternative High School (MAHS) kicked off their 7th Annual Rock the Socks Campaign on Monday.

The "Rock the Socks" collection box inside of Wattsson and Wattsson Jewelers.

Students spent Monday morning dropping off collection boxes and flyers to businesses all across town.

The purpose of the campaign is to collect socks and give them to people around Marquette County who need them the most, especially during the cold winters. According to MAHS English Teacher, Cynthia DePetro, socks are the most needed, but least donated, clothing item for people in need.

"It is sad to imagine that in our cold winters that we have a homeless population, which we do. They're entitled to be able to be warm. It's the least that we can do to help them out,” DePetro said.

Wattsson and Wattsson Jewelers will also be matching up to 200 pairs of socks on December 3 as part of the campaign.

The campaign runs from Nov. 25 through Dec. 13.

Drop-off sites for sock donations include:

Marquette Alternative High School
Marquette Senior High School Athletics
Bothwell Elementary
Graveraet Elementary
Cherry Creek Elementary
Sandy Knoll Elementary
Superior Hills
MAPS Central Office
Technology and Transportation Offices
Father Marquette Academy
Aspen Ridge and Nice Community Schools
Ishpeming High School
Negaunee High School
Gilbert and Sawyer Elementary Schools in Gwinn
Northern Michigan University School of Education and Athletic Departments
Mister McGregor's Garden (Werner)
Profiles in Hair Design
Wattsson and Wattsson Jewelers
Select Realty
Embers Credit Union (all three locations)
St. Louis the King Church

Organizations receiving the sock donations at the end of the collection period include:

St. Vincent DePaul
Janzen House
Local Elementary Schools
The Giving Closet
Room at the Inn
The Women's Center
The Beacon House