Skate for Change’s Socktober Review



Leila Harper, Beyond the Gates Editor

On Saturday, October 26, Armijo High School’s Skate for Change club spent the day walking around town handing out socks and other supplies to the homeless. This was in honor of Socktober, an international October event that focuses on an important need as the weather starts to turn colder in the Northern Hemisphere.

Skate for Change is a club built around giving to those in need in the community. The Armijo branch is just one in Fairfield of this international charity organization. They meet every Tuesday at lunch in G-11, Ms. Grace Fahrenthold’s classroom to discuss their different monthly events. Ms. Fahrenthold is the newest adviser and Maria Elena Garcia is the club’s president.

For the month of October, students at Armijo were encouraged to donate pairs of socks and other winter wear. There was a collection bin in the library for anyone who could donate. In the end, we collected almost 400 pairs of socks.

The details of their next project are still being determined. However, they are planning a movie night on November 8, ideally on the football field. The kicker is, instead of buying a ticket, the entrance fee is a donation of some kind of winter clothing and necessities: such as a sweater, a pair of socks, or a blanket.

Armijo High School has been a part of the Skate for Change club for a few years.


  • Fahrenthold, G. (2019, October 30). Personal interview.
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