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Students' small gesture makes big impact

Anna Borkowski, Taylor Allen and Vanessa Ferronato spearheaded a sock-collecting campaign at Star of the Sea Parish. - Sarah Massah photo
Anna Borkowski, Taylor Allen and Vanessa Ferronato spearheaded a sock-collecting campaign at Star of the Sea Parish.
— image credit: Sarah Massah photo

Students at Star of the Sea Parish provided some warmth for those living on the streets of the Downtown East Side.

The students of all ages gathered 5,000 pairs of socks with a group delivering them to the needy on Feb. 7.

Students Vanessa Ferronato, Anna Borkowski and Taylor Allen, all 11, were leaders in the fundraising efforts, announcing the progress each day on the school’s PA.

“It was something small that makes a big difference,” Allen told Peace Arch News.

The idea to collect socks came after the students brainstormed a way to give back, Borkowski said. In order to encourage students to participate, the school held a competition.

“It was really great,” Ferronato added about the success of the campaign.

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