Socks for Sandy…a time to help

Normally, each Monday morning  you will find a new tutorial here at Uncommon Designs, but not today. So many were affected by Hurricane Sandy, and we wanted to take some time to share with you all something that we are involved in…


You know that feeling you get when your feet are cold and slip on a pair of warm socks? Or you can warm your hands and head while outside by wearing gloves and a hat? That feeling of warmth, of comfort, is something we take for granted. For the victims of Hurricane Sandy, it is a feeling we want to give back to them.

Laura Kuhlmann, a blogger and member of Hometalk who lives in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, was fortunate that her neighborhood was spared with only minor damages. But just a few minutes down the road, entire areas were wiped out including Mystic Island, Osborne Island, and Tuckerton Beach. Long Beach Island, just across the bay, also suffered extraordinary damage just as every barrier island and shore town up and down New Jersey’s once-beautiful coastline has.

Laura couldn’t stop thinking about something her sister-in-law (volunteering at the local hurricane shelter) told her: that people were walking around barefoot and just wanted a pair of socks. Even as donations started to pour in to the shelter, Laura couldn’t get the idea of warm socks out of her head. She wanted to collect some warmth on a large scale for the victims of Sandy, and shared her idea with us and our fellow blogging friends on Hometalk.

{For more information on Laura and the sock program, read her blog post here!}

So here we are. Our mission is a simple one. And has a fast turn-around time too.

We want to provide socks to warm one’s feet, gloves to warm one’s hands, and winter hats to warm one’s head. All to warm one’s soul. Now.

You can help us gather up some warmth to share by collecting socks, gloves and winter hats, and sending them to:

Socks for Sandy
P.O. Box 520
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087

Please mail by Friday, November 9, since the need is urgent.

This is a great project to involve you children in as well. Our kids loved picking out socks and gloves that they felt like another child would enjoy having.  We have also teamed up with Bonnie’s daughter’s middle school to help collect items this week! We will be mailing it all off on Friday!

This is just one way to help, we encourage you to reach out in whatever way you feel you are led to, every little bit helps!

Our hearts go out to all those affected by this incredible storm and it’s aftermath.





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Trish Flake

Hey y'all! I am Trish and the creative voice behind Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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