Wendy Frederick wants to knock your socks off -- literally.
Wendy, a dialysis recruitment coordinator at Foundation Medical Staffing in Edmond, Okla.,¬†is collecting mismatched socks to break a world record. Though the record for the longest line of socks is currently held by a German amusement park, Wendy is confident she can collect enough socks ‚Äî about 20,000 ‚Äî to break that record.
With the help of her daughter, Hayleigh, and the students at Summit Middle School and Charles Haskell Elementary School, Wendy will have no problem reaching her goal. Students¬†have already contributed approximately¬†11,000 socks to the cause, and they're spending more time in the library, too. Each child writes the name of a book he or she read on the bottom of the sock before donating it.
Wendy is excited about the library program.
"What a great way to motivate children to read books...and teach them about passing on something to others in need," Wendy says. "The kids are reading the books faster than they have socks."
Wendy has set her sights even further than a world record. She plans to donate all of the socks she collects to charity, and she has more ideas for raising money with the socks.
"I would love to get celebrities to donate their mismatched socks and auction them off," Wendy says, noting that Oklahoma State University starting quarterback Brandon Weeden was the first to contribute a "semi-celebrity" sock.