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?
Emser is working with Delivering Good to hold a drive for donations of new pairs of socks.
Emser has been a regular supporter of Delivering Good since 2010. The company’s donations have helped Delivering Good develop the resources and capacity to help people in need across the country. Now in its THIRD year, Delivering Goods original One Million Pairs of Socks Campaign has surpassed its goals – they have already collected over 4,000,000 pairs of socks since 2016!
How can you help?
From September 6 – 16, 2019, select Emser Tile Locations – Emser Corporate Office, Western Distribution Center, Central Distribution Center, Eastern Distribution Center, Florida Distribution Center – will have collection boxes set up for donations. Simply purchase a new pair of socks and donate them in a drop box at your location.
The socks donated will be distributed to Delivering Good’s community partners in each city, allowing your donations to help people challenged by poverty and homelessness locally.
For more information on Delivering Good or to place a direct donation visit: https://www.delivering-good.org/
About Delivering Good:
Each year, Delivering Good helps millions of kids, adults, and families facing poverty and disaster. We take new products donated from the fashion, home and children's industries, and provide them to local charities across the United States that assist people in need. Delivering Good, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies. Donating new merchandise provides these companies with a simple and effective way to help millions of kids, adults, and families facing poverty and disaster. Since 1985, over $1.9 billion of donated product has been distributed through our network of community partners. Follow Delivering Good on social media: @DeliveringGood on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Find out more online at www.Delivering-Good.org.