Socks for Sandy

Monday, November 5, 2012

Have you heard of Socks for Sandy? SOCKS FOR SANDY is about helping those in need immediately via donating socks and other warm things to wear.

Please note the fast turnaround time of Nov 9. 

I'm finishing up some knit hats and scarves, but am bad at making socks, so I will be buying a few pairs.
Please help and share where you can and get others involved too!

You know the feeling you get when your feet are cold and slip on a pair of warm socks? Or you can warm your hands and head while outside by wearing gloves and a hat? That feeling of warmth, of comfort, is something we take for granted. For the victims of Hurricane Sandy, it is a feeling we want to give back to them.

Visit Laura's post HERE on the tragedy. Pictures and video clip included.

Laura Khulmann, a blogger of The Shed and member of Hometalk, who lives in Little Egg Harbour, New Jersey, was fortunate that her neighborhood was spared with only minor damages. But just a few minutes down the road, entire areas were wiped out including Mystic Island, Osborne Island, and Tuckerton Beach. Long Beach Island, just across the bay, also suffered extraordinary damage just as every barrier island and shore town up and down New Jersey's once beautiful coastline has.

Laura couldn't stop thinking about something her sister-in-law (volunteering at the local hurricane shelter) told her: that people were walking around barefoot and just wanted a pair of socks. Even as donations started to pour in to the shelter, Laura couldn't get the idea of warm socks out of her head. She wanted to collect some warmth on a large scale for the victims of Sandy, and shared her idea with me and our fellow blogging friends on Hometalk. Our network of Hometalk bloggers includes several members living in New Jersey who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. We embraced the idea enthusiastically with offers of help to bring this idea to fruition.

So here we are. Our mission is a simple one. And has a fast turn-around time too.

We want to provide socks to warm one's feet, gloves to warm one's hands, and winter hats to warm one's head. All to warm one's soul. NOW.

How you can help

Gather up some warmth to share by collecting

socks, gloves, and winter hats

and send to

Socks for Sandy
P.O. Box 520
Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Please mail by Friday, Nov 9 

since the need is urgent.

This can be a great project to involve your kids in, because it all comes down to giving a bit of warmth to someone in need. One thing is that they don't have to be handmade - you can buy some from Target if you want to.

Laura will receive all packages and immediately take these to the local hurricane shelter. Any excess will be given to the other hurricane shelters up and down New Jersey's coastline.

What started as an idea has blossomed into warmth. And it is simple to get involved.

Another option:

Donating directly to the Red Cross is still the fastest way to get your money into the hands of those who need it the most.

Let's help make a difference!

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