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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Socks for Sandy

Isn’t the blogging community fantastic?  When Hurricane Sandy hit last week many people where effected.  Sometimes you don’t know how to help. I’m excited to be part of getting the word out about #socksforsandy~ an easy way everyone can get involved & help out by collecting socks & other items!

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON SOCKS FOR SANDY!!!!!
Please do NOT send any more hats, gloves, scarves, mittens. We have enough, more than enough. PLEASE DO SEND UNDERWEAR - ALL SIZES AND ALL AGES; AS WELL AS SOCKS FOR ALL AGES.

#socksforsandy

You know that feeling you get when your feet are cold and you slip on a pair of warm socks? Or when 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.

Laura Kuhlmann, a blogger and member of Hometalk who lives in Little Egg Harbor, 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.

You can help us gather up some warmth to share by collecting socks, gloves and winter hats, and sending them to:

Socks for Sandy
P.O. Box 520
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087

Please mail by Friday, November 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.

Another way to help:

donating to the red cross

Our family continues to send our love & prayers to those effected by Sandy.

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7 comments:

  1. How very thoughtful of you to use your blog to help promote this cause too, Ginger! I hope the word spreads far and you let lot's of socks for those affected by Sandy.

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  2. Helping victims from Sandy is a much need effort. It is wonderful and heartwarming to help people in need. ;o)

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  3. My kids and I will be sure to send some "warmth" this week. I'll post on my blog as well to spread the word. Blessings!

    Jen
    http://raisingcreativeandcuriouskids.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm sharing your button on my blog so folks know about socks for sandy.
    <3 Christina

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  5. such a great thing to do. I have a bag of kids socks in my trunk that I have been meaning to donate for while. I'm gonna box them up and mail them out! How wonderful! Thanks for the info.

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