Jolly Socks Fundraiser and Jolly Socks Day - Friday 13 October

Jolly Socks Fundraiser and Jolly Socks Day - Friday 13 October

15 September 2023

Standing Tall in Hamilton Inc. is hosting a community wide fundraising event called ...

Jolly Socks Day

Join us for a day celebrating creativity, collaboration, and community spirit.

Jolly Socks Day is our newest fundraising event, taking place on Friday, October 13th, 2023.

This community-wide celebration is the culmination of a remarkable partnership between Standing Tall volunteer mentors and students from Hamilton Gray Street Primary School and The Hamilton and Alexandra College Junior School.

At the heart of Jolly Socks Day are two unique pairs of socks that serve as artistic expressions of our students' imagination and creativity. These colourful and vibrant socks were born from the students' very own drawings and designs. The idea behind this fundraising endeavour was to create something joyous and meaningful for our community, all while keeping it simple and attainable. Our goal was to empower our students to take the lead and witness the entire process of bringing their ideas to life, from inception to fruition.

Local artist extraordinaire, Paul Stanhope of Sope Creations, played a pivotal role in transforming the students' handcrafted drawings into digital designs suitable for sock production. With his expertise, these designs have come to life in the form of samples that have been carefully curated, approved, and have now been crafted into the final products that will be available for sale as part of our special fundraising event.

We are immensely proud of our students' exceptional contributions, as they showcase their talent, enthusiasm, and dedication through their imaginative designs. The resulting socks are a testament to their hard work and artistic flair, perfectly encapsulating the spirit of Jolly Socks Day.

This event is evidence of the incredible things that can be achieved when a community comes together, uniting students, mentors, and local artists to create something we can all be proud of.

We invite you to join us in this fun celebration.


1 - Buy a pair of Jolly Socks - buy online now; or at the HIRL Market on Saturday 30 September; at a participating business; or at one of our partner schools.

2 - Wear your Jolly Socks proudly on Jolly Socks Day - Friday 13 October.

3 - Help us raise funds - invite your workplace to wear Jolly Socks on Jolly Socks Day, and collect a gold coin donation for Standing Tall in Hamilton. Deliver your cash donation to our office (87 Thompson Street) or make the donation direct into our bank account - deposit details can be found here.

All funds raised will go towards supporting mentoring activities at our schools, and hosting the 2024 Volunteer Mentors Conference!

Photos: Thanks to "We Met in June Studio and Photography" for the photos of our students wonderful sock designs.

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