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The Odd Socks Project is collecting the nation’s odd socks, pairing them up again and distributing them to the homeless this winter.


Johannesburg, South Africa – There are very few guarantees in life, but one you can almost always count on is that your socks will eventually end up unpaired. No one knows how this happens; we just know that it does.

If you are anything like us, you too have a small but growing pile of odd socks that are waiting to be reunited with their partner. To speed up the process, the Odd Socks Project launched to match up socks and donate them to people in need.

As of the 2nd of July, the project had paired up and distributed 160 pairs of socks to the homeless. That meant that 320 socks finally found their partners again.

“We want the odd socks, the singles. The lonely socks that got separated from their former sock partners through some laundry divorce. We’ll pair them up and redistribute them to the homeless.

Every single sock deserves a second chance!”

We love this idea because nobody really ever thinks an odd sock could change someone’s life or offer a little comfort in a cold spell.

If you would like to donate your odd ones out, you can contact the project to arrange it. The project has several drop-off points in Gauteng and the KZN region. You can contact them via Facebook to find a location closest to you.

Sources: Facebook
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