Link Love – Articles I loved! & Socks

It’s been a lazy day today, and I’ve spent most of my time online searching for socks. Yes, I said socks. My feet, having been broken in the past, have poor circulation. When the weather turns cold, my mind turns to warm fuzzy yummy socks. Today, I found this website and I’ve been plotting budgetary changes to accommodate my sock-lust!

So, while I’m on my quest for socks (oh, and if you want to send me a pair from Sock Dreams… I’m ok with that!), please feel free to stop in and visit some of my other author friends. The articles I’m including today aren’t from this week, but they are fabulous information regardless.

Along the same theme… my friend Alicia sent me a link just a few minutes ago about socks. Since it’s a cause I believe in, I’m swiping the letter in its entirety from Mary Robinette Kowal’s Blog and posting it for you here.

I’m the Resource Coordinator for a non-profit organization that works with homeless and indigent teenagers, as well as teens who are in bad home situations. OxenFree is a really fantastic program that engages at-risk teens through punk rock music, and provides support in a drug-free and alcohol-free environment.

The reason I’m invading blogs today? My job with OxenFree is to receive requests from the phenomenal people who run the program, and to figure out a way to fill them. My current assignment is…SOCKS. And I have to admit, I’m a bit at a loss. Socks are not a large-volume item at clothing centers (people usually just wear them out instead of donating them), and they’re surprisingly expensive. Homeless teenagers, especially hitchhikers, go through socks like you wouldn’t believe. My friend Margie can no longer afford to keep stocking her “free socks” drawer by herself, and asked me if I could try working my magic.

So, would you be willing to help me sock my punks?

If so, thank you in advance! Thank you so much! Any donation is welcome (supplies only, please) at the following address:

OxenFree Donations
4922 E. New York St.
Indianapolis, IN 46201

Toothbrushes, toothpaste, and tampons are also very useful and hard-to-come-by items.

If shipping to Indiana is too expensive, it would totally rock MY socks off if you considered donating to a similar program in your own city. At-risk teens are everywhere. They’re really neat people, and doing tiny things to help them out has an incredible effect.

Thank you so much, again, for your time, attention and consideration!

D. T. Friedman

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