Guinness World Records Accepts RI Challenge

17 Oct

The Biggest Sock in R.I

Project Undercover and the Rhode Island Sewing Network (RISN) have challenged THE WORLD’S BIGGEST SOCK  to be sewn in R.I for the mission of the non-profit organization for impoverished children. Over 40 volunteers from RISN have being sewing the enormous sock for the past 3 months constructing the size of 32 feet in height and 17 feet in wide.  The current Guinness World Record with a sock measuring 16 feet by 14 feet was built in 2005 in Austria.

The Biggest Sock will hang at the Rhode Island Convention Center from the third floor down to the first floor.  Ocean State Job Lot is the sponsor presenting the Biggest Sock.

About Project Undercover

Project Undercover, a locally based 501(c) that raises funds to purchase new diapers, underwear and socks for children living in poverty In Rhode Island, is using the unique opportunity to inform the community about the large need for undergarments for children in need.  “It remains on the top of wish lists,” says Board President Richard Fleischer. “These items cannot be passed down like other articles of clothing, and there is no safety net or federal organization that provides undergarments for children in need. The result is that too many families go without.”  For more information about Project Undercover, visitwww.projectundercover.org

Facts at Glance

  • 40 volunteers from around the state have begun construction of the world’s largest sock
  • The Biggest Sock will be approximately 32 feet in height and 17 feet in width
  • The sock will take 3 months to construct
  • An estimated 600 man-hours will be spent to complete construction
  • Approximately 200 yards of fabric and 13,000 yards of thread will be used
  • All fabric and time have been donated by the RI Sewing Network
  • The Biggest Sock will be available for public viewing in December 2011 at the RI Convention Center
  • State-run programs such as Food Stamps and WIC do not cover the cost of diapers and undergarments
  • Over 40,000 children in Rhode Island live below the Federal Poverty level

Project Undercover is proud to be sponsored by Cardi’s FurnitureHasbroThe RI Department of Human ServicesWJAR Channel 10The Pawtucket Red Sox,  Beacon Communications.

Festival Fete is proud to be part of the Project Undercover!!!

Festival Fete is raising awareness about Project Undercover by taking donations of new diapers, underwear and socks in exchange for tie dying a pair of socks at Festival Fete’s Holiday Market on November 25th and 26th .  The Biggest Sock will be on display for everyone to see during the Holiday Market.

The Holiday Market is proud to be sponsored by Whole Foods MarketRhode Island MonthlyNatural AwakeningsCat CountryYelp,Roger Williams Park ZooCardi’s Furniture, and Robin Ivy Photography.

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