Do charities such as Goodwill, Savation Army, etc. want socks with holes in them?

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  1. Brad Pittiful

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    holey socks should be given to the church
     
  2. Stringbanger

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    Exacto! Not to mention stinky! Would you want to wear somebody's old stinky socks with holes in them. If they have holes, they are skunky. You should stretch one over your head for posting such an idiotic post.
     
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    Ha ha
     
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    They don't want your old undies either.
     
  5. otterhound

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    All of my socks have a hole in them . How else would I get my foot in them ?
    Same with my pants , shirts , hats , etc .
    Guess I have a scarf that doesn't have a hole in it .
     
  6. Coop47

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    I think there's a yahoo group for that.
     
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    Eeeeewwww.
    Round file 'em.
    Immediately, sir!
     
  8. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    True. A friend of mine owned a car crash repair business and that's where he bought industrial cleaning rags- from stuff Goodwill etc. won't sell to customers but he, and many other types of businesses could use- $5-$10 sack. Then that money goes to charity to feed and help the needy and homeless.;)
     
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    Maybe you can donate them to the Red Hot Chili Peppers... :rolleyes:
     
  10. Honga Man

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    For those who apparently can't read, once again, these were CLEAN socks.

    I dunno about you guys, but if I were homeless and living under a piece of cardboard in Colorado in the winter, I'd take a pair of socks with holes in the heels, if only to add another layer of sockage under whatever shoes I was lucky enough to have.

    But, fear not, I won't ever consider doing such a thing again thanks to all the sage advice given here, and that's why I said in the original post that this was a serious question. I thought I was doing good, not evil.

    I haven't yet told my wife of this decision. I'm saving that for sometime when she's mad at me for leaving the toilet seat up or not rinsing a plate well enough before putting it in the dishwasher. Then I'll spring it on her: "But honey, I've stopped giving socks with holes to people in need!"

    Ya gotta save these things up, see? :lol:

    Thanks for all the advice, and if I put a smile on someone's face, all the better.

    But again, the socks were CLEAN.
     
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  12. tele-rain

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    The OP asked a legit question, one I've wondered about myself. I don't usually donate socks, but when shirts rip or get stains, I wonder about giving them away. I don't do any of those charities though, I used to use the Red Cross when I was in my Mom's house. But in an apartment, it's a bit more complicated to schedule a pick up. So lately I tend to just find a parking lot with donation bins and toss bags of clothes/shoes. I'm not sure what becomes of them, but I hope at least some of it makes their way to needy folks.

    Here's a thought...if you're interested in being sure it would help out a homeless person under a bridge, or similar, perhaps give it to someone personally. If you pass a spot where homeless people frequently stay, maybe bring a bag of not too damaged ones. Maybe add some food and cash, and you'll have a little care package.
     
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    This is muffin stumps all over again.

     
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    Well since there's already a hole at the top. A few holes in the toe and the heel shouldn't be a big deal. Just pretend you're rich and wear them proudly like the trend setter you are. Goes with the jeans with (a) or hole (s) in the knee. I'll bet Alan Jackson wears fashionably worn out socks.
     
  15. CrisHendrix

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    I can't tell if this post was serious or not, but assuming it is serious would you really wanna buy somebody's used socks? Throw those things away, holes or not. I imagine it's already somewhat disgusting for the sorters going through this stuff, brighten their day a little and save them from having to go through your used underwear. Yuck.
     
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    Once I was listening to Eleanor Rigby:

    Father McKenzie writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear
    No one comes near
    Look at him working, darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there
    What does he care?

    It made me wonder: (almost) no one darns socks any more. When did that stop?
     
  17. Toto'sDad

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    Oh, I don't know, they kind of have a certain character. Don't ya think? Now who wouldn't wanna pair just like 'em. The socks that Alan would wear if he just accessorized them jeans.
     

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    Beat me to it.

    :lol:
     
  19. Honga Man

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    How about reading the original post before jumping to conclusions?

    I never said anyone would BUY them. I thought my CLEAN and good quality thick black Nike athletic crew socks that are too thin in the heels or have slightly worn through in the heels for me to enjoy wearing them anymore might be given to those in need, as I have explained multiple times already.

    That's my final word on the subject. Thanks to all who took the time to explain that's not how things work with donated goods. I didn't know, as I've never worked for a charity to see what goes on behind the scenes. That's why I asked.
     
  20. sacizob

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    The last person to darn their socks was Father McKenzie.
     
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