It's possible to see a lot of joy and a lot of suffering in this part of the world. What else needs to be said that we don't already feel so deeply.

I have not been to many parts of the West Bank and never to Gaza, but I do know that in a land where 60% unemployment is the rule as are large families with 6 or more children, that sometimes having a change of clothing is a precious luxury. Some mothers will wash a child's clothes each night, so they will be ready for school, or play, or worship. Socks Forward will seek to provide as many children as possible with a change of clothing. Having a change is a good change. And maybe someday having 2 changes would be a nice change as well.

Items I am looking for specifically:

Gently used clothing and shoes for children, babies to 12 years old, boys and girls. Anything is fine, but no religious, political, or overtly consumerist messages or logos.

Please send the clothing and shoes to:
Socks Forward
c/o Jeff Isom
242 North 400 West
Provo, Utah 84601


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There may seem to be political ramifications to what I am doing. There are none and none are intended.