Providing House Socks for Those with No Homes – An Unaddressed and Serious Need for Socks Nationwide
A Surprising Gift
Most people don’t think of socks when discussing great gift ideas, but thankfully that’s because most people don’t desperately need them. Some do.
For the countless homeless and displaced persons nationwide who have next to nothing, a gift of a few pairs of socks can feel like the best present they’ve ever received.
Socks are seasonless, soft, comfortable, and for those who are on their feet every day as they move from place to place, they are a crucially important health and hygiene item valued above all others.
Interestingly, socks are often the number one most requested item by shelters and charitable organizations around the country, and that’s why Bags in Bulk has you (and your feet) covered. BagsinBulk is one of the leading wholesale socks suppliers Canada has. Choose from unbeatable assortments of high quality cotton socks including bulk men’s socks and bulk women’s socks in solid color packs and styles including tube, crew, and ankle socks.
Why Are Socks So Important?
Up to an amazing 35,000 people are homeless on any given night according to Statistique Canada. That is not only a staggering statistic, but also a significant portion of the population in desperate need of clean, protective socks for comfort, health, and well-being.
Socks protect feet –especially those without shoes—from rough terrain with sharp rocks and broken glass, provide padding while walking, can prevent frostbite, offer a layer of insulating warmth on cold winter nights, and help wick away moisture and sweat in the summer. They are also perfect for every-day activities including work and school, athletic endeavors, and even just for relaxation.
There are actually a surprisingly large number of individuals and groups that a simple gift of socks in bulk can truly benefit. Many doctors, nurses, and medical resident students will work shifts the rest of us can’t imagine, sometimes up to 72 hours at a time on call with no chance to go home. Donating a pack of socks to hospitals can benefit both the many patients in need of warm socks, as well as the nurses, doctors, and other exhausted medical staff in need of clean socks to change into during excessively long hours on their feet caring for others. Through the act of donating and showing them that the work they do is both appreciated and noticed, they are provided with a gift any medical staff member would be truly touched by.
Boarding school and university students, as well as active military members, are also always in need of socks. Toss a pack of socks into a care package for your student that’s living away from home, and let them share with the rest of their dormitory and their new friends. Nothing beats a care package from home and free stuff when you’re a broke university student. This same sentiment is doubly true for our beloved military members.
Those in our armed forces give so much to their country, and giving back to them even in small ways can mean the world to them. A lone soldier who doesn’t have family to support them, a soldier who may not receive care packages often, or just a surprise given to a local base serves the men and women who are stationed there with a practical, thoughtful, and extremely useful gift they will appreciate for months to come.
Walking a Mile in Another’s Socks
Bags in Bulk offers an unbeatable assortment of men’s socks and women’s socks, both available in ankle and crew cut styles and in various sizes and color packs so that there is always something for everyone. Donating a pack of highly-needed socks in bulk to homeless shelters, disaster relief centers, or other charitable causes has a wide-reaching and truly powerful impact.
It’s a major “feat” to improve the lives of others, and now it’s easier than ever. Together we can do our part right here at home to make an impactful difference in our communities.