As we’re fond of repeating, our mission here at The Sock Drawer is to weave us a little closer together through the unique, colorful socks and gifts we all love. We’re also pretty fond of our values, and one we love the most is #6: Pass It On.
We consciously work to send out ripples of joy by genuinely connecting with others and giving back.
During this fabulous month of Socktober (click here to see what it’s all about), we’re so excited to collaborate with Shanna Polan, a New Jersey-based author and school library media specialist. Shanna’s new book, Sammy the Sock, "invites readers to follow the adventures of an adorable, brightly colored sock as he seeks excitement in different places like the zoo, a baseball game, the movie theatre, and even hops aboard an airplane to France!"
Sammy the Sock will be available for purchase on Oct. 23. Look for it on Amazon! You can also find more information on Shanna’s Facebook page.
Now, you might be wondering, what could be better than a fun book about socks? Shanna has us there: She aims to donate a pair of socks for each copy of her book sold! We learned this when Shanna approached us, looking for support from sock companies to amplify her sock donation. When she purchased 50 socks, The Sock Drawer matched her!
Our fun and crazy socks will be donated to Socks For Homeless Soles, a nonprofit group that donates socks “directly to the feet of homeless folks living on the streets in New York and New Jersey.” Yep, you read that right. Socks for Homeless Soles consists of “just 4 women who drive spot-to-spot to ensure anyone who needs them has some clean socks at the ready, and some good food in their bellies.”
Socks are the least donated — yet most requested — item of clothing among homeless people. Socks For Homeless Soles helps to fill that gap! If you want to help directly, you can drop Lydia Altomonte a line via email (Lydia.email@example.com) or telephone (973-464-0527).
We can’t wait to see Shanna’s book on the shelves, and we’re proud to be part of Socks For Homeless Soles! Happy Socktober!