Kids donate for Down Syndrome Day

ContributedBodie Lindh holds a hamper full of socks to be donated.  Bodie and his sister, Marley Lindh, presented the socks to Traci Gerard, the executive director of Thrifty Threads and the Grove City Community Food Pantry.  

GROVE CITY – Students at Highland Primary Center and Hillview Intermediate Center recently donated 455 pairs of socks to Thrifty Threads. The donation honored friends in the school district who have Down Syndrome.

The sock collection was part of the world-wide “Rock Your Socks” campaign to raise awareness for Down Syndrome. On March 21, World Down Syndrome Day, students were encouraged to wear unique and colorful socks to school to make everyone aware that it is OK to be different. 

Thrifty Threads is operated by the Grove City Community Food Pantry, which currently serves 516 families in the school district. Every dollar spent at Thrifty Threads goes towards the pantry’s mission of feeding the hungry.