Socktober is your chance to make a difference in Eagle Grove

October brings beautiful colors, crisp air, and the nostalgic smells of fall. It can also bring stress for families who know winter isn’t far off and they are unable to afford the warm weather attire that is needed in Eagle Grove. That’s where Addy Jeske and Socktober come into play.

It all began two years ago after Jeske saw a “Kid President” video in her third grade classroom talking about organizing a Socktober drive to collect items for families in need. She took his challenge to heart and went straight to her teacher, Jennifer Lenane, and asked if she could do a Socktober drive. The rest, as they say, is history. Jeske put up bright colored posters and gave verbal encouragement to others to join her mission and ended up filling several boxes. Socks and so much more were then given to Upper Des Moines Opportunity to dispense as needed.

In fourth grade, she did it again. And now, as a sixth grader, she’s bringing back Socktober once again and asking for not only the school’s help, but the community’s as well. As fall weather started creeping in, Jeske went back to the teacher that helped her start it all, asking Lenane if she would once again be a part of it. Of course, Lenane agreed as she had already implemented “Kid President” back into her classroom again this year.

For the full story, see this week's Eagle Grove Eagle. Subscribe by calling 1-800-558-1244 ext 122 or email Deb at or by clicking here