When Richardson sixth-grader Evan Lopez came calling, the community came calling.
Evan has helped gather socks for homeless El Pasoans for years, knowing full well that in order to stay warm people need to keep their feet covered.
His sock drive, which expanded from his old school at Nixon Elementary to his current one at Richardson, helped gather more than 750 pairs of socks.
During the holiday break, Evan and his family delivered the donated socks — plus a couple of other items — to three agencies in El Paso helping the homeless. One of them is the Rescue Mission of El Paso.
Evan said he is thankful to everyone who donated items and helped spread the word about the sock drive.
District officials commended Lopez’s actions, saying “His commitment to school and desire to help his community makes him a clear example of someone who has the EPISD Proud Spirit.”