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Friday, November 6, 2009


Hannah's Socks Holiday Sock Drive

Sometimes a charity comes along that started with a truly inspirational story, such as Hannah's Socks. During Thanksgiving 2004, four-year-old Hannah Turner in Toledo, Ohio helped her mother Doris serve food at a local homeless shelter. While there, she saw a man with holes in his shoes and no socks. Hannah asked her mom if she could offer the man her own socks. The next day, Hannah's mom took her to purchase and distribute socks to local shelters. They collected and donated over 100 pairs of socks around Toledo. Over the next two years, with the help of her Mom, family, and friends, Hannah distributed nearly 10,000 pairs of socks to shelters. Since then, Hannah's Socks has collected over 100,000 pairs of socks for homeless and domestic violence shelters. Today, the organization kicks off the Hannah's Socks Holiday Sock Drive, to collect socks and funds for this year's upcoming winter and holiday season. Inspired by Hannah's story, The Clorox Company became a sponsor of Hannah's Socks this season as Hannah's Socks strives to gather and donate 10,000 pairs of new socks to underprivileged children's programs as well as homeless and domestic violence shelters. Not only do I love the heart-warming message of this story, but also I find it provides a great way to teach our kids about simple, yet profound, ways to give back to those in need around us.

Families can also donate funds and find out more about Hannah's Socks and the Holiday Sock Drive at Follow the charity on Facebook at and Twitter at


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