On November 19, students from St. Raphael Catholic school gathered together for a photo with some of the items students at the school collected for Socktober.

St. Raphael School has a successful Socktober

St. Raphael School recently completed a snuggly project, Socktober. For a second year, students in preschool through sixth-grade, the school staff and parishioners of St. Raphael Catholic Church gathered two huge boxes filled with coats, socks, mittens, hats and scarves for St. John Circle of Care and the Springfield Area Food Shelf.

It’s wonderful to give back to the community,” said project organizer Raina Klisch adding, “thank you to everyone in the community, parish and school for participating. We had an overwhelming response.”

Donating warm items is a small act of love which can make a big difference in the lives of others. Lindsey Beyer, Foundation/Community Relations Director and Activities Director for St. John Circle of Care said, “St. John’s is grateful to have been a recipient  for Socktober from St. Raphael. Our residents appreciate the kindness and generosity of the children and other families to provide warm gear for them.”

“It feels great to help someone in need,” said Principal Beth Steffl. “We had such an overwhelming response, we’re so thankful to our school and parish.”

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