We love Fall-cozy sweaters and hoodies, leather jackets and boots; paired with comfortable and warm insulating socks, of course! Plus, it’s time for our annual Sock-Tober sock drive!
We are, of course, very lucky. Not only do we have warm feet, we have multiple pairs of socks from which to choose.
Not everyone in our fair city has that, and that’s how Sock-Tober came to be! A brain-child of Chris and her friend Kirsty, (who owns a fantastic resale shop in Unadilla, New York called House of Consignment) What if…our national network of resale shops all banded together to do a sock drive?
Every year, our 30-odd (in more ways than one!) shops, large and small, across the country from New York to Alabama to Ohio to Texas to Oregon and points in between, stock up on socks to sell. For every pair we sell, we donate a pair to local homeless organizations. Since we are all in different cities, and have different clientele, we each choose socks to appeal to our shoppers’ tastes and budgets. At Here We Go Again, our socks range in price from as little as $4 up to $9, in cotton blends, wool blends, embroidered details, colors, patterns and solids. We greatly enjoy picking out the socks we love, because we know you’ll love them too!
Socks are a real need within the homeless community as they rarely are received. They defend against health issues, the upcoming cold weather and are sometimes called “white gold” among workers in social services. According to the website, The Joy of Sox, “sometimes socks can be more important than bringing people food because food is not hard to get but it seems to be harder and harder to get socks all the time.” Socks are a critical component for health and well-being. And it just feels so much better to be wearing clean, dry socks, right?
More than 1000 pairs donated in 2018
In 2018, our shops donated well over a thousand pairs of socks! Our goal is to donate even more this year, and at HWGA we’ve ordered some socks we know you’ll love. Not only will they keep your feet warm, but they’ll warm your soul too, knowing that another pair is being donated with every pair purchased! Sock-Tober-it’s good for the sole!
Thank you from all of us at Here We Go Again!