SOS’ community is constantly growing, and we are always
looking for ways to give back to the people and places around us. We’ve
highlighted just a few of the things we do to give back.
|Stargate School Economics Unit|
We host the 3rd and 4th graders from
nearby Stargate School to help them during their economics unit. The students
learn the basics about purchasing materials, manufacturing, pricing, and sales
before they sit down for what has become a storied event – the StarGate Sock
Design Contest! Each student can submit his or her own design, and then the SOS
crew votes on the best design. We produce a small run of the socks for the
school to sell during their economic fair, and the proceeds go to a charity of
the 3rd and 4th graders' choice.
Lost Socks to the Homeless
Every so often – actually, more than you’d think – we make
an odd number of socks for an even number of feet. One here, one there, and
before you know it we have a box filled with lost socks. When the box is full,
when the weather gets cold, when a holiday comes around, or when we just plain
feel like it, we take the extra socks to local homeless shelters to help put socks on those
that cannot afford them.