I just found this and knew some here would be happy to help. Seems legit. I'm going to canvas my neighborhood and donate myself. Socks. Of course. A clean pair everyday is healthy. People have lost everything. It is cold in New Jersey. Here's the plea:
Socks for Sandy Update: Hats, Gloves, Socks for New Jersey's victims
Since launching this on Saturday night, I have been in awe at everyone's generosity. I've heard from people located all over the United States and Canada wanting to help. I can't say "Thank you!" enough to convey my appreciation for your help and support.
Here is the quick information:
We are in urgent need of new packages of underwear as well as socks, gloves, winter hats for all ages, and all shapes and sizes - from babies on up to adults - for those in this area who lost everything in Hurricane Sandy.
Please send winter hats, gloves, mittens, socks and/or new packages of underwear to:
Socks for Sandy
P.O. Box 520
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Please mail no later than November 13th or 14th as the need is urgent.
Why socks? Laura Kuhlmann, the blogger who spearheaded the project, lives near Tuckerton Beach, New Jersey. Her beachside community was hit hard by the storm – more than 600 houses could be rendered uninhabitable. When her sister-in-law went to volunteer at the local emergency shelter, what she found was a glut of clothing, but not enough socks. People in the shelter were walking around barefoot because there were simply not enough socks.Read more: http://www.care2.com/...
“There were people who lost everything and only had the clothes they were wearing. All they wanted out of anything they could have had, they wanted a pair of dry socks – just a pair of socks. I couldn’t get that out of my head because I get cold feet sometimes and I know how good it feels when you put a pair of warm socks on,” said Kuhlmann.
Kuhlmann, who blogs on The Shed, is part of a close-knit community of DIY bloggers. True to its DIY nature, the members of her community have mobilized to publicize Socks for Sandy.
The project is simple, and it helps people who lost everything to the storm in a profound way: Mail a package of new socks or new underwear, mittens, or winter hats only (please no clothing) to the post office box that Kuhlmann set up for Socks for Sandy. Kuhlmann will deliver the items to emergency shelters on the New Jersey coast. There is a specific need for thick, warm winter socks in all sizes, from baby socks to men’s socks. Many folks on the New Jersey coast are winging it as first time handymen and remodelers, as they try to salvage their homes. They are in critical need of warm socks that are suitable for rugged outdoor work.