Ok, so I might be a day (or two) late and a dollar (or quite a few) short to the party, but I certainly can’t help but mention #GivingTuesday, which was celebrated this week for the second year in a row! In case you aren’t familiar with it — it’s exactly what it sounds like. A national day of giving to others! After all of the hoopla and chaos that goes on during Thanksgiving, BlackFriday and Cyber Monday, — #GivingTuesday celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations at the start of the annual holiday season.
And as a Hanes Comfort Crew member, I wanted to take a moment to share how Hanes is celebrating this year. When you think about what types of items are in high demand at homeless shelters, what immediately comes to mind? For me, it’s things like blankets, coats, toiletries, and clothes in general. But would you believe that one of the most requested items at homeless shelters is socks? Yep … socks. Something so small, yet something that can mean the difference between a person’s feet staying warm in the bitter cold and freezing.
In an effort to help fill this demand, Hanes is donating half a million socks to those in need as part of the #HanesforGood campaign. Hanes has teamed up with Invisible People founder Mark Horvath, (who was formerly homeless himself) to take to the streets of New York and Los Angeles to bring a face to the homelessness epidemic in the United States.
Check out this video to hear more from someone who knows first hand what it’s like to live on the streets.
If you’re wondering how you can help out even in a small way this season — donating socks to a shelter or organization that benefits those in need is a simple way to make a big difference. Please join myself and Hanes in celebrating #GivingTuesday every day by tweeting at #HanesforGood to share your story on how you are choosing to give back this holiday season.
Every little thing, no matter how trivial it may seem can make the day a little warmer for a person in need.
What are you doing to give back during the holidays?
*Disclosure — I’m helping Hanes spread the word about #HanesforGood as a member of the Hanes Comfort Crew. I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions expressed are my own.