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Heidi Hash said the sock drive has been very successful and the bins will remain at local merchants until Feb. 1. Currently there are collection bins at Roots, Liberty Park Florist, The Shop and South Perry Pizza.
“We really need some more socks, so if you have some to put in the bins please go ahead,” Hash added before she ran off to bingo night at Grant Elementary School.
There are still some money coming in from South Perry t-shirts sales - the shirts were made for the fair and parade, summer of 2010.
As part of the neighborhood development work, a series of work committees has been created and priorities esatblished for projects such as outreach and promotions, walkability (in the neighborhood) and economic development.
Many of the committees are interelated and people were encouraged to work together among themselves to coordinate overlapping issues.

The bins continue to fill up

Remember the South Perry Sock Drive? The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association started a sock and boot drive in early December; if you spend time in the neighborhood you've seen the collection bins at Perry Street Pizza, The Shop and other local merchants.

Well, the bins continue to fill up and Heidi Hash, a parent volunteer at Grant Elementary, now has a whole pile of hats, scarves, gloves, jackets and boots in her basement. This is the third pile, mind you, that has been donated.

Hash works with the school counselors and teachers at Grant to determine which students need winter clothing the most.

“We just gave a out a bunch of coats, that felt really good,” said Hash last week. “And I have all these matching hats and scarves that someone knitted and donated. We are thinking of doing a special give-away for those with the older girls at Grant.”

It's not too late to donate - socks and boots are in especially high demand, and they will be badly needed as the expected snow storm moves in tomorrow.

Boots made for walking in puddles

The South Perry Sock Drive is going amazingly well. So far, South Perry Pizza has collected several bins full of hats, gloves, socks and mittens for the students at Grant Elementary School. Grant parent volunteer Heidi Hash is collecting and sorting all the generous donations at her house. School counselors will help distribute the garments as soon as possible.
With the weather changing for warmer temperatures and snow melting like crazy there’s one thing the students really need: boots - rubber boots, snow boots, any kind of waterproof boot, in sizes from kindergarten and up.
Look for collection bins at South Perry Pizza, The Shop and Liberty Park Florist or e-mail the blog at (please put “boots” in the subject line) and we’ll arrange something.
The South Perry Sock Drive is sponsored by the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association. Thanks to all who donated and collected.

The socks are piling in

The South Perry Sock Drive has only put out a few bins, but the socks, hats and scarves are piling in - here’s a shot of one of three huge bags that’s stuffed into the back of my ridiculously small car.

If you would like to put up a bin and a poster at your place of business or worship, drop me a note at or come by The Shop Thursday afternoon between 3-4:30 p.m. The socks and hats and other winter clothing goes to students at Grant Elementary.

The South Perry Sock Drive is on

It’s happening: the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association and TEAM Grant is sponsoring a sock, boot, mitten and hat drive for the students at Grant Elementary - and what better time to get going than in the middle of the first big snow?
The blog will be at The Perry Street Café Thursday morning around 8, so come in and get a flier or a poster to put up at your place of work or worship.
Look for big collection bins at South Perry businesses - or drop your donation at Grant Elementary.
Around 90 percent of the students at Grant qualify for free or reduced lunch - a measure often used to determine the number of low-income students - and many come to school without boots, socks, tights and hats. The Parent Teacher Organization at Grant is also sponsoring the Perry Sock Drive (for short).
Please donate new or lightly used boots, socks, mittens, scarves and hats for the students - sizes needed are kindergarten and older.
If you are part of a knitting or sewing group and would like to donate homemade socks, hats and scarves, please e-mail the blog at

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Welcome to the South Perry neighborhood blog. My name is Pia Hallenberg and I’ve worked as a journalist in Spokane since the fall of 1998; for the last four years I’ve lived on South Perry Street.

I love the neighborhood so when time came to pick an area for The Spokesman-Review’s first neighborhood blog, the choice was simple: South Perry is where it’s at.

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