Raiding the Sock Aisle – Project 680’s Biking for Socks

So, if you have been following my blog for any amount of time, you are probably aware that I am the 2010 Chair of the Sacramento Association of RealtorsYoung Professionals Council.” Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting a local appraiser and Rancho Cordova resident, Ryan Lundquist, when he joined the YPC.

Ryan is also the man behind Project 680…a couple years back, he learned that there were 680 homeless students within the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, and spearheaded a grass-roots effort to raise resources and awareness of this issue. Today that 680 has actually grown to 783 homeless students. It sure does not seem all that long ago that I was in high school – and it is hard for me to get my mind around not having some of life’s basic necessities (like socks, underwear, deodorant, etc.) at that age. So Project 680 is doing “Biking for Socks” on May 8. It’s a sock drive / community bike ride to raise awareness and gather socks for the homeless student population of FCUSD.

When I learned about this event from Ryan, I thought – well I will go buy and donate a bunch of socks…and possibly attend the community ride in May since I just got a new bicycle.

So if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you will already know that last Saturday I took a little excursion to Target to “Raid the Sock Aisle” for Project 680. I snapped a photo of the empty sock racks in the store and posted the following to Twitter: