Socks for Seniors Interview
1. What is your mission? Today's youth has forgotten all about the experience and lessons learned the elderly give, our mission is too simply spread awareness about the neglect of the elderly too see more youth learning from the elderly. 2. How have you helped the greater society? We are spreading awareness through social media and getting into nursing homes to sit and talk with the elderly, we hope are actions cause a chain reaction that will spread quickly. 3. What are you planning for the future? We have a local event scheduled at a nursing home for a "sock-hop" to give out crazy socks and have fun small activities. We hope to do several more local events and hopefully spread to others outside our community. 4. How did you get started? How are you publicizing your cause? The group is composed of 9 seniors and 3 Staff advisors of Henry County Highschool. SocksForSeniors started has a year long project in our Life101 class. We have a Google+ page(Socks For Seniors) and a Twitter page (@Socks4Seniors) to raise awareness and tell people about are events. 5. How many socks have you collected? We have done a lot of talking with other groups via twitter but have yet to receive any donations for socks, still in high hopes. 6. Why are you targeting seniors? It seems that the elderly has almost been forgotten about, we started the group with a purpose for the youth to get into there local nursing homes and sit and talk with the elderly.