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holy socksThe Season of Giving has begun.

To paraphrase Dickens, “It is at this time of year that those that in need feel the lack most”  It is also at this time of year that our spirit of generosity is ignited.

As we choose the charities to support either personally or in business and we feel the tug at our hearts to do something good for those we know and those we do not.

We are cautioned to be alert for scammers and choose our causes with care as so many charities have high overhead and money does not get to those that are really in need.

Fortunately the negative reports does not to dampen our giving spirit.

Did you know that the United States ranks #1 in Charitable Giving?

Did you know that Americans give $300 billion to charities every year?

Did you know that there are 973,354 public charities in the US?

Did you know that the wealthiest 10% of Americans account for 25% of all charitable giving?

More interesting, did you know that when calculated as a percentage of income the poorest people become the most charitable?

Did you know that those who earn less than $20,000  become twice as charitable as those who earn $100,000 even though they donate one fourth as much?

We are all familiar with Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, Food Pantry’s and Coat Drives.  These are great causes.  I have personally supported these and many others through the years.

This year I have been made aware of a new need.  homeless socksFirst brought to my attention by a Barb Herd facebook post. Thanks to David Gussin at 516/631 Ads, Inspired by The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network), and Helen Zagaro’s dedication we seek to fill an important need.

Did you know he number one clothing need of the homeless is SOCKS?



Socks are easy, inexpensive, and needed.  Socks provide warmth and comfort on a cold night.

Can you help us collect socks this holiday season?

sockpileWe will be collecting NEW socks all winter for The INN, donations cn be made at, events, events, or call for pick up 631-580-6036

This is something that everyone can do.  Talk to your friends and family.  Set up a collection site at Schools, or with Scouts, Organizations, Churches, Sports Teams, and more…Let’s provide warmth this winter for the homeless with socks.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Linda Fostek

The Crisis Planner

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