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Internet star inspires Pocahontas students to help the homeless

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) -

A YouTube video inspired a group of Pocahontas Junior High students to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

This month, the Pocahontas Junior High Student Council is putting on a "Socktober" drive where they collect socks for the homeless.

PJHS Student Council President Gage Guthrie and Vice President Allana Sisco explained that the idea came from Internet star, "Kid President."

"He was talking about Socktober and we were like hey, that's a good idea," Sisco said.

Guthrie said taking part in events like this at a young age is extremely important.

"I think it'll shape our character as we grow up and show that we're willing to help and be there for the community," Guthrie said.

Already, the student council has collected 350 pairs of socks for Socktober.

"It's amazing, everyone in the school is responding to it well and helping out with this," Sisco said.

At the end of the month, the socks will be donated to the Children's Shelter in Walnut Ridge and the Salvation Army in Jonesboro.

This isn't the only event they plan on taking part in. Guthrie said the student council also plans to help out with the March of Dimes and area food drives.

Donation collections will end on October 31.

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