ROXBURY, NJ — Students at Franklin Elementary School were busy in March helping Roxbury Social Services in several ways.
The school's Early Act Club, an elementary school arm of Roxbury Social Services, collaborated to design a digital flyer for a Franklin School Food Drive. Their efforts produced a total of 523 food items collected to help Roxbury families in need through Roxbury Social Services.
Additionally, Franklin School held its second annual “Fox in Socks” Sock Drive to benefit Roxbury Social Services. It took place during Read Across America Week, March 1 through March 5, and was organized by Franklin School’s ISL Reading Teacher Kathy Diaz.
As Diaz was watching a television program, she realized that people donate all kinds of clothes, but rarely socks. She said her daughter did some volunteer work and noticed the same thing. So Diaz created the sock drive.
Last year’s Sock Drive took place just before the district closed due to the pandemic and yielded a large bag of student-donated socks that were given to Roxbury Social Services. This year, Diaz was granted approval to run the drive again and the amount of socks doubled.
The Early Act club members also compiled a list of ways people can help stop water pollution. Early Act Club Advisor Jen Maurer created a public service announcement video featuring the club members.
She edited the clips together to make a YouTube video that was then shared with all Franklin students, staff and families.
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