Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Simple Suggestion #88... Buy warm socks for the homeless

This one's pretty easy for most of us. All we have to do is search through our own clothes or find our way to a store and pick out some nice thick cotton or wool socks for the homeless. Black, preferably, as one fellow told me, because they don't show the dirt so much. Then deliver them to any agency or shelter frequented by our inner city brothers and sisters. It's so easy to make a small difference in someone's life, even someone we don't know personally.

Quite often the people who come into the Clothing Room (where I work on Thursdays) don't ask for much other than those socks, gloves, underwear (long and short) or clean clothes. So if you have anything extra in those categories that isn't being used, why not pass them along to folks who can use them? They appreciate new things now and then, and will especially in the coming cold season. They're people just like you and me.

P.S. Looking for more Simple Suggestions? Try here.


  1. Thanks for this reflection. I am hooked. You have a fine style. I particularly enjoy your sensitivity to people who are so easily marginalised. Your blogging has given me a reason to smile.

  2. Thank you for your words. I suspect you have a fine style, too!


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