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#WeSeeYouKSHB: Kansas girl collects socks for Leavenworth homeless shelter

Young girl sitting next to pile of socks to be donated to homeless shelter
Posted at 10:32 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 23:32:04-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monday's snow was a reminder that it is time to stock up on winter wardrobe attire. It's a task that can be difficult for people facing homelessness, but one Kansas girl hopes to make it a little easier.

Addyson Agnew is collecting socks to donate to the Leavenworth Interfaith Community of Hope.

"If they walk outside and their feet are freezing that won't be good for them, and we don't want them to have freezing feet," Agnew said.

Her initial goal was modest, just 50 pairs of socks. However, a local business and a real estate agent caught wind of her effort and decided to help. Basehor Nutrition and Ashley Ware each donated 250 pairs of socks to Agnew's cause. Now her stockpile holds 630 pairs.

"It makes me feel super happy for the homeless shelter because now they will have probably enough for all of them," Agnew said.

Even after far surpassing her goal, Agnew isn't done collecting for the shelter. She said she wants to see how many pairs she can collect before the end of the month.

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