“Why do foster kids always show up with stuffed animals, but no one can find them socks?”
Blair Michaela Shanahan Lane didn’t have a problem with teddy bears.
Blair’s problem was babies with cold, bare feet. Each time a new foster child was given to her family’s care, Blair, 11, asked the same question.
That was Blair. Pragmatic. Compassionate. And determined to fix the problem.
Her solution was Foster Socks, a program dedicated to providing socks to foster and homeless children that she hoped to launch as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project. While most girls complete their Gold Award projects as juniors or seniors in high school, Blair had a different sense of urgency. Though not yet a sixth grader at Nativity of Mary School in Independence, she was already filling journals with ideas and project plans for Foster Socks. However, before she could realize her dream, her life was tragically ended.
Blair’s Foster Socks Rises as a Charity To Donate Socks & Clothing For Foster Children
Now Blair’s Foster Socks is no longer a dream, but a reality. If you’re looking for a charity to donate to, you’ve found one that is reaching out to children and families who may not even have a pair of socks. Blair’s dream now lives on in memory of her and the compassion for others that she shared with so many. Whether you are looking for a charity to donate socks and essential clothing to, or a charity to donate funding to, Blair’s Foster Socks is here to connect those in difficult situations with some simple resources they need. Keep local families in mind: Blair’s Foster Socks is your local charity to donate socks, essential clothing items, and monetary gifts to. Thank you for helping make a difference in the lives of many families and children! And if you know of others looking for a charity to donate to or get involved with, please spread the word!