Inside: The #1 requested item at homeless shelters just might surprise you! I know it did me!
Perhaps the easiest way to minister to the needy in our local communities is to donate to local homeless shelters.
But what do homeless shelters really need?
It’s not what I thought!
For years, our family has simply donated clothing to homeless shelters or perhaps the occasional coat during the winter months or toiletry items.
But I recently discovered that the number 1 item homeless shelters need are SOCKS!
According to Recycle Nation,
“Socks are the most requested item in shelters across the country. Many homeless people walk miles per day in order to survive, leaving their socks threadbare and damp. Make sure to donate clean, newly purchased socks for both adults and children. A few dollars out of your pocket could mean the world to someone with cold feet.” (source)
Our family recently discovered a sock brand that we LOVE that operates under the mission to give to those in need!
In the same vein as shoe brands like Tom’s, Bombas donates a pair of socks to someone in need for every single pair purchased.