Local child actress teams with Walmart to ‘Sock Out Poverty’ one step at a time

Local child actress teams with Walmart to ‘Sock Out Poverty’ one step at a time

Local child actress teams with Walmart to ‘Sock Out Poverty’ one step at a time

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on December 5, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 6 at 5:11 AM

HOUSTON – A Houston girl with an admitted fondness for socks and a love for charity found a way to merge the two while bringing in some big backers to lend a helping hand.

Princess Jackson was talking one day with her dad, a Houston police officer, about the homeless people he would see without socks while he was out on patrol.

The child actress then came up with a noble idea; to purchase as many socks as she could and pass them out to every man, woman and child in need. After that, the “Sock Out Poverty” campaign was born.

Princess knew that in order to help the maximum amount of people she would need to bring in some major reinforcements, and her mission began to spread after that.

“We brought the idea to Walmart first so Princess could set up a table outside and collect socks only to find out Walmart no longer allows people to set up outside,” her mother, Phyllis, said. “However, once the manager of Walmart realized the mission to collect socks, they immediately came on board to partner with Princess and donate socks to the “Sock Out Poverty” Campaign! Soon after, Little Lord and Ladies—a children’s boutique—heard about the “Sock Out Poverty” Campaign and came on board as a drop-off point to receive socks for the campaign.”

The little girl is on a mission to, not only warm the feet of people in need, but to warm their hearts as well by showing someone cares. She is excited about the opportunity to partner with Wal-Mart to “Sock Out Poverty” one step at a time!

The “Sock Out Poverty” Campaign will continue until December 24, ending with Princess delivering socks to those in need in Houston and the surrounding communities. Those wishing to donate can drop off socks at Little Lords and Ladies, located at 6100 Westheimer Rd. #138A.

Princess is not only a humanitarian, but she is a talented star on the rise. She has been featured in a national brand campaign for “Wholly Guacamole” and has also starred in two short films. One of those films has been selected to be featured at the Film Festival in San Diego.

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