Do you know what the #1 most requested item at homeless shelters is? Pretty simple, actually. Socks.
Does that make you think? How simple it could be to fulfill that? Randy and Dave, creators of Bombas, thought the same thing.
We started Bombas to make an impact on our community here in the U.S. For every pair you purchase, we donate a pair to someone in need.
What is Bombas exactly? Derived from the Latin word for bumblebee. Bees live in a hive and work together to make their world a better place. They’re small, but their combined actions have a big impact on the world. The people at Bombas fall into the same mission. They say:
We like that. That’s why our mantra is bee better. We knit it on the inside of every pair of Bombas as a reminder that you helped someone in need with your purchase. And a reminder that little improvements can add up to make a big difference.
Bombas sells socks. Running socks, dress socks, hiking socks, everyday socks. They do so much more, though. For every pair of sock bought, a pair is donated to a homeless shelter somewhere in the United States.
To date, Bombas has donated 7 million + pairs of socks. That is more than 7 million people that are homeless and can now have a pair of socks on their feet. Every four seconds they are able to donate a new pair of socks. Do they give away generic socks, though? No. They say this:
People ask us all the time if we donate the same socks that we sell. The answer is no, we donate something special. Working closely with our giving partners, we engineered a sock to specifically meet the needs of people who don’t have the luxury of putting on a clean pair of socks every day. An anti-microbial treatment ensures they don’t need to be washed as often, and reinforced seams and darker colors give them greater durability with less visible wear.
The socks that you can buy are really nice too. With the arch support and multiple different styles, Bombas is your go-to for all things foot-undergarment. Here are how the socks work:
These are the only socks I buy any more and I recommend them to literally anyone I talk to. I am not the only one who agrees. Check out this video of all the incredible people that support the mission of Bombas as well (and all the cool things they do).