“Socks for Sandy” Support the Victims of Hurricane Sandy!

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

There are so many things we love about being apart of the blogging community.

The friendships, the inspiration, the amazing ideas.

BUT, above all, we love being apart of a community that rallies together to support and care for each other.

And bloggers banding together? Well, look out! There’s no end to what we can do, right?

So often, in the face of tragedy, we find ourselves wondering how we can help and feeling powerless to do so! Well, here is a little bit of information about how YOU can help the victims of Hurricane Sandy in a simple, tangible way. We hope you will join us in the effort!


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.

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


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

 

Feel free to share this button and link back to a blog post that shares this info!

So, who’s buying socks this week?
We know we are!
And we hope you will to!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Fence today and for being apart of this incredible project,

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Comments

  1. That is a wonderful initiative. I love to see how bloggers step up and get things done in times of crisis!! Makes me proud to be part of the blogging community. Thanks for sharing the info.

  2. Have the socks and ready to mail!!….

  3. Such a great idea. I would never have thought about a need for socks. Heading out to get some today!
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  4. My husband and I have a special account for times such as these. Thank you for giving us a way to help those in need.
    A big box of hats, gloves and socks will be in the mail tomorrow.
    God bless!

  5. i packed a box of shoes, what goes better with socks. they are lovingly used but i know they still have alot of life left in them. also a couple of coats. hope someone can use them.

    • Heather & Vanessa says:

      Thank you Cheryl!

      It is so appreciated! The fist shipment was gone immediately, so they really need everything we send! Heather

  6. I have shared on Twitter and Facebook. Will blog post about this soon! What an amazing way to give back!! Thanks for the opportunity.
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  7. Excellent initiative!
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