What a way to 'sock' it to not having basic necessities, during this holiday season and throughout the year.

Charity organization Project Undercover Inc. last Friday unveiled a 9.93 m (32 ft 7 in) x 6.86 m (22 ft 6 in) x 2.49 m (8 ft 2 in) cream and brown coloured sock, marking its aim to supply underwear, diapers and socks to the New England area's 40,000 children and infants in need of such essential supplies.

Official Guinness World Records Adjudicator Danny Girton Jr. was at the Rhode Island Convention Center to personally assess the up scaled piece of clothing, which was draped from the venue's third floor balcony. He was also on hand to later present an official Guinness World Records certificate to Ms. Abby McQuade and Mr. Richard Fleischer, of Project Undercover Inc, recognising the achievement.

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The record-breaking piece of footwear consisted of nearly 183 metres (approximately 600ft) of cotton material as well as nearly 12,802 metres (42,000 ft) of cotton thread, sewn together with industrial-grade sewing machines donated by local business Blaine's Sewing Center.

Separate non-profit organization Rhode Island Sewing Network [RISN] helped to realise Project Undercover's vision by volunteering time and sewing skills to create the sock, while retailer Ocean State Job Lot served as a financial sponsor for the attempt.