Ugly socks and hospitals are synonymous, right? It’s a given. You know, those non-slip socks that usually come in pretty terrible colors?
Well, Resilience Gives is changing that given. As it turns out, for people who find themselves in a hospital for days or weeks on end, something seemingly as small as a pair of socks can help boost their spirits and remind them of who they are at a time when their life is full of question marks.
Resilience Gives works with patients to design socks that are representative of who they are and what they’re going through, and then they produce those socks for both the designer to wear and for others to buy. And it gets better. A full 50% of profits made on every single pair of socks is donated to help patients pay for medical care and to go toward medical research.
Check out this video to get a peek into the powerful story behind Resilience Gives:
The folks at Resilience Gives let me pick out a pair of socks, and I chose The Bear, which is a sock designed by Barrett Nichols to express his love of the outdoors, hiking, and travel.
The socks are so comfortable, and they come in a box that includes information about the person who designed them, which is a really cool touch:
The founder of Resilience Gives happens to have a local connection: he’s a Wake Forest grad, and so the company is based right here in Winston-Salem! Several sock designers for Resilience Gives happen to be right here in the Triad as well. Check out Matt from Winston-Salem’s Sauce Boss socks showing his love for Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce. Lilli from Greensboro designed these adorable Lilli Owl socks to represent an animal that was present in some way throughout her care. (Be sure to scroll down below the sock on each product page for a peek into the person behind the sock.)
Resilience Gives has offered to give one lucky reader a pair of socks (your choice!). To enter to win, all you have to do is like Resilience Gives’ page on Facebook. Once you’ve liked their page, just leave a comment here on this blog post letting me know you’ve done so. That’s it — super easy to enter!
I’ll accept entries through next Wednesday, December 13, and will announce the winner on Thursday the 14th, so head over to their Facebook page now to get your entry in. (And don’t forget to leave a comment here, too, to finalize your entry!)
Whether you win the giveaway or not, please consider supporting this amazing company by purchasing socks from them. I love the mission behind this brand, and with your purchase you can make that oh-so cliched socks-as-a-Christmas-gift situation so much more meaningful than it typically is.