Socks for Sandy – please help and share

Socks for Sandy - a fundraiser to provide warm things to wear for Sandy survivors. Please donate what you can by Nov 9 2012! via Funky Junk Interiors



Hello friends! 


A valiant effort is being made for the survivors of 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. 


Please help and share where you can and get others involved too! Thank-you!


I’m going socks shopping this week. :)


Donna

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 neighbourhood 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 viciims 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

08087


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.


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.

Sandy survivors - please donate to the Red Cross to help those desperately in need right now.


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.

Thank-you everyone! Let’s help make a difference!


Socks for Sandy, a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy survivors

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So, who’s buying socks this week?


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  1. Hi Donna!

    I used to be an account executive for Jockey International, so I decided to contact them to see if they would consider donating, as a corporation. Their response was below. I thought perhaps you could send this information on, as I could not figure out how to do so!

    Regards,

    Jane Hayward

    Hi, it’s nice to hear from you, Jane.

    Thank you for taking the time out to share this very noble concern with us. Jockey International, Inc., is proud to make donations to a wide variety of registered non-profit organizations, and we continue to work with such organizations to reach the needy.

    Charitable organizations are always welcome to submit requests in writing via standard mail at the following address:

    Ms. Anne Arbas
    Vice President
    Jockey International, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1417
    Kenosha, WI 53141-1417

    On behalf of all of us here at Jockey, I wish you the best in your endeavors.

    Sincerely,

    Sara J.
    Personal Shopper
    Jockey.com

  2. Great ways to help. I’d like to make one more suggestion – animals have been hurt and left homeless by Sandy as well. Donating to the Humane Society or rescues/shelters in our area would be appreciated.

    Karen
    gooddogdesigns@yahoo.com