Recently our CEO Mike Zervos met with 12 year old Benjy and his parents to hear about his charity Socks 4 Support. What an amazing young Victorian!
To quote Benjy “I want to show people that no matter how young you are, you can make a big difference, and that even the smallest idea can have a big impact.“
At Courage to Care that’s what we call being an Upstander, taking positive action.
We are proud to support Benjy’s efforts and delighted that he will share his story with our volunteers at our Volunteer Morning Tea set for Friday 4th March.
We asked Benjy to tell us about himself in his own words.
Socks 4 Support
“ My name is Benjy. In 2018, when I was 8 years old, we were walking home on a cold night and I thought to myself: What happens to people who don’t have anything to keep them warm and support themselves? I asked my parents this question, who replied telling me that although it was hard for these people, there were lots of others who helped them through charities. I heard this and immediately decided that I wanted to start a charity to support people in need which I called Socks 4 Support. The charity collects socks for people in need .
I decided to collect socks because socks are an item that many deem insignificant, whereas they actually mean a lot to those who don’t have them.
Throughout my four years of doing Socks 4 Support, I’ve collected over 25,000 pairs of socks. These socks have been distributed to the homeless, people suffering from domestic violence, drug/alcohol abuse, and other forms of desperate situations.
I also want to show people that no matter how young you are, you can make a big difference, and that even the smallest idea can have a big impact. “
You can see everything he’s done on Facebook and Instagram: @socks4support.
Benjy, you have certainly inspired us!