Muskogee 9-Year-Old Collects 500 Pairs Of Socks For Homeless

Thursday, November 11th 2021, 9:33 pm

TULSA, Oklahoma -

A nine-year-old girl from Muskogee is donating 500 pairs of socks and dozens of blankets to the homeless.

She says she collected everything in less than 24 hours. Around Halloween, when temperatures started to drop, Nahla Boulware started thinking of people less fortunate.

“Well, I realized it was getting cold and stuff and I knew that there were some people that didn’t have blankets and socks ... I wanted to give them something," she said.

At first, Nahla's mom Shae Webb figured the idea of waking up bright and early on a Saturday, and setting up a donation table in front of the local Walmart would lose its luster to a tired nine-year-old...

“She’s not going to want to get up and go up there. She was up before me and she made sure that my mom came to pick her up and it just made me so excited that she was excited to do something,” she said.

Nahla, her mother, and her grandmother set up a table outside of Walmart and put out a sign. The donations quickly started rolling in.

“First, our goal was like 250 socks, but we went over that in like an hour or so,” Nahla said.

She skyrocketed past her first goal and landed at 500 pairs of socks in three hours.

"And then the blankets started coming in," Webb said. "We had a great time."

The donations went to the Gospel Rescue Mission, and another organization called WISH.

“I am so proud of my daughter," Webb said. "She makes me smile every day and this just puts the icing on the cake.”

Nahla says she'd like to do this again in December if the need is still there.