HOLIDAY GIFTING SEASON: BUY & GIVE RUNNING SOCKS WITH A PURPOSE
What one learns viewing the ad for BOMBAS socks is that this personal item, which receives less respect from runners when compared with shoes, is the most requested piece of clothing for the homeless.
According to BOMBAS founders, used socks are not accepted as charitable donations. It makes perfect sense, but not something that is out there. This probably applies to underwear as well, but that’s for another post.
If you’ve purchased running socks recently, you realize they are not inexpensive. A donation of well-constructed socks is not the same as putting a dollar or change into a collection box in the place you buy coffee, groceries, or gas. A big plus is that Bombas DONATES SOCKS FOR you. Every pair purchased means one goes to charity.
Over 1,300, 000 pair have been donated according to the company website. I mean to trial a pair soon. Love the “bee” logo (“bombas" is derived from the Latin word for “bumblebee”). Here’s what the company says about it’s logo: “Bees work together to make the hive a better place. We like that. When we say Bee Better, we mean it as a mantra, a way of approaching every day. It's stitched into the inside of every pair of Bombas for a reason.”
That's a sentiment Earned Runs shares!
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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