Oxford scouts donate to Soldier Socks
OXFORD – Oxford Girl Scout Troop 60219 recently attended a press conference at the legislative office building in Hartford for their efforts to collect socks for soldiers stationed overseas.
The scouts were invited by Christopher Meek, founder of Soldier Socks, a non-profit organization based in Connecticut that collects tube socks, baby wipes and sunscreen for troops.
The scouts conducted a two-week donation drive with the help of Great Oak Middle School’s Student Council, led by Kara Ryan; Oxford High School’s Advisory Class, led by Wendy Valleau; and Quaker Farms School Principal Rachel Cacace.
Peak Fitness of Seymour provided support and donations.
The collection amounted to more than 1,000 pairs of socks, 46 sunscreen bottles, 13,300 sheets of baby wipes and a monetary donation of $83. The Girl Scouts, Oxford Service Unit, also donated $250.
While attending the conference, Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele invited the scouts to his private office where he discussed the impact of their contributions.
Following the conference, the scouts toured the Capitol.
Those seeking additional information about Soldier Socks may visit www.soldiersocks.com.
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