A table full of socks, waiting for me to sort them, all received in Saturday's delivery!
November 17th update: Please see the newest information on what Socks for Sandy is requesting by clicking here. Thank you! ~Laura
November 12, 2012
After only one week, the Socks for Sandy project has collected an amazing amount of gloves, hats, scarves and socks for the Hurricane Sandy victims in our area (zip code 08087) who lost everything in the storm. Literally lost every single thing.
You have been so generous, in fact, that we now have enough hats, gloves, and scarves! Your support and generosity and kindness is VERY much appreciated! Thank you everyone!
There is still a need for new socks, new packages of underwear for men, women, and children - all shapes and sizes. Also sports bras of all sizes are needed.
Please send to:
Socks for Sandy
P.O. Box 520
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Today is Veterans Day (observed), so US post offices are closed in observance of the holiday. Tomorrow, my husband and I will resume picking up the daily Socks for Sandy shipment full of packages coming in from all over the US and Canada.
Here's what our car looked like each day last week as the donations began arriving!
We are receiving quite a variety of socks from all of you! Slipper socks, gym socks, diabetes support socks, thermal socks, baby socks, thick socks for outdoors and workboots, athletic socks, cute toddler socks, womens and mens dress socks, holiday socks for kids, knee-high socks, ankle socks... My husband said he now knows more about socks than he ever intended!
Here's the shipment we received on Saturday! All for Socks for Sandy.
All for the victims of Hurricane Sandy in our area who lost everything.
Quite a few people wrote God Bless America on the outside of their packages . . .
. . . while others wrote little notes and drawings, like this one of a whale wearing socks!
And one special person took the time to attach an entire page
of quotations about thanks and gratitude. Love this gesture!
A colorful table full of gloves from the shipment we received on Saturday.
Thank you so much for helping to warm up plenty of hands!
This is part of the pile of winter gloves for men from Saturday's shipment.
We received so many different sizes of gloves for toddlers up to adults!
And these are just some of the many cozy hats we received on Saturday from all of you.
Again, we received baby hats, children's hats and plenty of hats for adults.
I'll be sharing more pictures and updates on our Socks for Sandy Facebook page this week.
Please "like" our page on Facebook so that you can receive our updates in your news stream there.
Please also keep our Socks for Sandy FAQ page handy, as I will update that as needed too.
Thank you. Whether you mentioned Socks for Sandy to your coworkers or you shared a link on Facebook, whether you wrote a blog post about it or you sent in a package, you have helped to provide warmth to those who need it most right now. Thank you so much!