Ely Chapman Learning Center students help provide socks to the homeless

Published: Apr. 26, 2021 at 5:58 PM EDT
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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Students at the Ely Chapman Learning Center get an opportunity to help those in need.

These students got a chance to give socks to the homeless.

It was in association with “The Right Path” for Washington County, and a Marietta College student named Allison Barnes.

She coordinated it as a part of the “next gen program” at the college.

This was a learning experience for the children at the center.

Many of them got a chance to learn why socks are important for survival.

“Each discussion that we had with our students really delved into more age-appropriate. With our older kids we were able to talk a little bit more about what can happen to your feet, and those kinds of things. And why it’s important to keep your feet dry. Particularly when it’s cold. You don’t want to have wet feet all the time. Come in, change your shoes, change your socks. That kind of thing,” says the center’s executive director, Lori Ullmann.

This all was a six-week effort that resulted in 138 socks being donated to Jackson Patterson.

He runs a homeless shelter called “front street drop-in center” in Marietta.

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