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Darn Tough Socks Donates Two Hundred Pairs of Socks to Wisdom House

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Written By Mouaz Moustafa

By Griffin Perrault

After over a decade of destructive conflict in Syria, basic commodities which we may take for granted in the United States – like socks – can take on innumerable importance to the children and families affected. Thanks to the incredible generosity of Vermont-based company Darn Tough Socks, the Wisdom House School in Idlib was able to supply its students with two hundred pairs of customized wool socks, with even more planned for the coming months.

“These are custom-made socks with the Wisdom House logo knit into the back of the cuff in the hopes that they can be a connecting point for the children as they grow and explore and world,” wrote Product Developer Olivia Littell in a letter to the Wisdom House team, anticipating that the donation “will allow the good work of this organization to carry beyond its walls.”

Arriving with the SETF team on January 29th, the socks then made their way to Gaziantep, a city in south-central Turkey only sixty miles north of Aleppo; they completed this commute alongside money donations to the Wisdom House, as well as several bags of letters addressed to internally displaced Syrians collected through our Letters of Hope campaign. From there, the materials safely entered Syria on April 9th, and were delivered to the Wisdom House the next day.