It’s a shining example of the Linden family coming together to “pay it forward.”
Two Linden High School seniors selling socks to help needy amputees were able to reach their goal thanks to a generous donation from two Linden police unions - who in turn were able to help homeless veterans.
Miesha Burnam and Nyssa Joseph started the “Socktober” project with the goal of selling 120 packs of socks at $12 each. That would allow them to purchase one above-the-knee prosthetic and one below-the-knee prosthetic through a group called LegWorks, which helps amputees in need.
The donations from Linden Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Local No. 42 and the Linden Police Superior Officers Association purchased 17 pairs of socks, putting the Socktober project over the top as the calendar changed to November.
“Thank you so much for your help,” Burnam told the presidents of the two police unions, Officer Timothy Hubert and Sgt. Joseph Birch.
But the generosity didn’t stop there. The police unions then donated the socks to Backpacks for Life, a group that provides basic life essentials to homeless veterans.