(North Bergen, NJ—December 18, 2017) High Tech students and staff have collected over 1,500 pairs of socks to benefit the Hoboken Shelter, courtesy of the school’s eighth annual Sock Drive, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
Spearheaded by veteran High Tech Language Arts teacher Robert Dillon, This year’s Sock Drive for the Hoboken Shelter surpassed last year’s tally by nearly 700 pairs. The High Tech Sock Drive began during the week of Thanksgiving and ended during the week before the holiday break.
The first year that High Tech started its Sock Drive, Dillon and volunteers had collected just over 100 pairs from students and staff. Since then, each Sock Drive tally has surpassed the previous year’s tally.
“According to the Hoboken Shelter, socks are the number one item that the homeless are in need of,” Dillon acknowledges. “I don’t look at [the Sock Drive] as the High Tech family collecting 1,500 pairs of socks; I look at it in terms of the High Tech family helping 1,500 people in need.”
Everybody knows of the importance of having warm, dry feet, and thanks to Dillon and the generosity of the High Tech family, some needy people will know this luxury that most of us take for granted.
|The High Tech family collected over 1,500 pairs of socks this year|
|They’ll be many more smiling faces once these gifts reach the Hoboken Shelter|
|Mr. Robert Dillon, Organizer of the High Tech Sock Drive|