Girl warms hearts, feet with sock drive for cancer patients


Sally Campbell has an unusual hobby for a young girl. She collects socks.

"There was one day when we had this whole room covered in socks and boxes," said Sally's mom, Heather.

But these socks aren't for Sally; they're her gift to cancer patients across the country.

"It just really kind of warms your heart because we all complain about things, but it's kind of neat to look at what [the patients] are going through. They're tough," said Sally.

Sally lost her great-grandma to cancer and has always wanted to do something in her honor. So, when she heard about SOCKS (Students Organizing Cancer Patients Krazy Socks), she contacted its founder, Courtney Nathe, and asked to help.

One year later, Sally now has her own Sallybrating with Socks Organization and has collected 2,000 pairs.

"It's just always great to see people smile and give other people a reason to smile," said Sally.

It costs $12 to mail a box of socks. So, Sally hosts sock drives and spaghetti dinners to raise money for her cause. She even has sock drop-off boxes at local businesses.

"It started off just this little girl collecting socks, and now the whole community shares in this," explained Sally's mom, Heather.

Heather is proud to see her daughter doing so much good at such a young age.

"It's a really cool thing. She's not doing it for her; she's doing it for the benefit of others," said Heather.

Sally and her mom both hope their Sally-bration of socks will have one day warmed the hearts and feet of cancer patients everywhere.

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