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Wattsson & Wattsson collecting big donations for Rock the Socks

 The "Rock the Socks" collection box inside of Wattsson and Wattsson Jewelers.
The "Rock the Socks" collection box inside of Wattsson and Wattsson Jewelers. (WLUC)
Published: Dec. 5, 2019 at 3:43 PM EST
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Wattsson & Wattsson Jewelers in Marquette has collected some big donations for this year's Rock the Socks campaign.

Now in its 7th year, Rock the Socks was started by students at the Marquette Alternative High School when they saw that socks were the most needed but least donated item.

During Giving Tuesday this week, the owners decided to match donations of socks resulting in some big numbers.

"We got 175 pairs of socks on Tuesday which is a lot, and then last night, about an hour before we were going to close we had a wonderful gentleman call and ask if we were still taking donations, we said 'of course,' and he said he had about 400 pair, so he dropped off about 400 pairs of socks which about halfway filled up our bin which is incredible," said Wattsson & Wattsson Sales Manager, Lacee J. Hartzell.

Rock the socks goes until December 13. The full list of drop-off locations is below.

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

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