Did you know that socks are the single most requested item by homeless shelters? They are also the least donated item.
Though it might seem like a minor detail of everyday life for most of us, having a clean pair of socks can be so meaningful for a homeless person, some of whom walk several miles per day – leaving them with socks that are worn, dirty and damp. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it opens them up to all types of skin infections. When someone is without a permanent home, the luxury of washing or changing socks is simply not a possibility. So, what can be done?