IN 2022!

It's not too late to make a difference
for children in need in

Find a school or Socktober Star to
sponsor before December 13 and
help provide critical nutrition and
food security in rural Ethiopia!

Search for a Star

Schools Registered


Socktober Stars


Funds raised


The simple steps to Socktober success:

1. Sign up

Make sure your school has a page, and then sign up as a Socktober Star. Check out our step-by-step guides to sign up a School or Student.

2. Write Your Why

Inspire others by sharing about why you're making a difference. Edit your page bio or post regular blog updates. 

3. Pick 'em and Kick 'em!

Choose a Goal Pack, and kick each of the goals throughout Socktober to earn sponsorship from family and friends.

4. Share your page

Once you are signed up, send your unique page link via email, Facebook or SMS and ask friends and family to sponsor the goals you are kicking for kids in need!

Our goal: food security and life-saving nutrition in Ethiopia

In 2022, students and their families across Australia will raise funds to support families in Ethiopia facing malnutrition and food insecurity.
Our projects on the ground will help sustain and enrich the lives of vulnerable children who are in need of our support.

Your support will keep them running. 

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Socktober Challenge: Your mission starts here

The Socktober Challenge is a comprehensive journey in mission where you create your own adventure and kick goals for kids in need off the field. Our six themed Mission Packs will help you understand the needs of children in developing communities and take action to support them.

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Socktober Shootout: Kick your mission goals

Time to shoot for the stars! Celebrate Mission Week with a Socktober Event Day and use your sockballs to kick goals on the field. Discover the reality for children in Ethiopia and other majority world countries and compare it to our own. Don’t forget to ask your family and friends to sponsor your goals!

Plan your celebration

Resources for Schools
to promote Socktober

From promoting Socktober in your school community, to learning more about our projects in Ethiopia, or how the game of soccer unites communities around the world, we have plenty of resources to help your school celebrate Socktober. 

Explore the resources

Girls studying at Lideta school Ethiopia

Mission Month Resources
for Educators and Students

Catholic Mission provides staff and students with a renowned suite of resources for World Mission Month, including full liturgies, advocacy resources and 360-VR material.

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International Drawing Competition

International Drawing Competition

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Enter our global drawing competition!

To celebrate the 180th anniversary of the Pope's own mission agency to support children in need, we're asking you to draw exactly what that looks like today! Simply illustrate how Pope Francis inspires children like you to help other children around the world. A national winner will be selected and feature in a publication from Rome in 2023!

Download the entry form, draw your picture, and mail it to us!

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