By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Socks, they’re a universal holiday gift. Anyone can use ’em, and most anyone would appreciate an extra pair, which is why the Sierra Club settled on having a sock drive to help the homeless this season.

Buy a pair of Sierra Club brand socks (made by Devmir Inc., based in North Carolina) in a blend of organic cotton, bamboo and recycled synthetic fibers, and the conservation group will donate a pair to The National Coalition for the Homeless. Sierra Club also will get 10 percent of the proceeds in this mutual effort to raise money for Sierra Club and donate one million pairs of socks to people in need.

The socks include styles appropriate for sports, dress or casual wear and they’re not overly pricey. The women’s sports socks, with mesh insets for breathability, come in four styles ranging from $8.99 to $10.99 a pair. Men’s dress and casual socks are $10.99 to $12.99. You can order online at a special website set up for the project.

“With people really trying to stretch their dollars this holiday season, shoppers give thrice with one gift,” said Diogenes Ruiz, program organizer. “We attract shoppers who care about the environment and who would like to see their purchases help the homeless as we approach the cold winter months.”

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