11 Apr '11, 3am

Looking for A Way to Help Tsunami Survivors? Try On "Socks For Japan" For Size:

Looking for A Way to Help Tsunami Survivors? Try On "Socks For Japan" For Size:

Sigh... Sorry, but this is silly. This guy is in business? Then he should know that anytime you buy something at retail and send it off someplace else, you have probably quadrupled the cost per item, and greatly reduced the buying power of donations. What he should do is collect money, use it to buy socks at wholesale from China, India, or whichever country within nearby shipping distance can give him the best deal. Have them directly shipped to relief agencies or shelters. I went through this before when a soldier in Iraq complained about the availability of soap at his camp. His teacher sister wanted the school to collect bars or soap and mail them the Iraq! I was able to send them 10 times more soap- good quality olive oil based- by contacting an English-speaking Greek merchant and buying a pallet of soap at wholesale and having it directly shipped to the camp under my ...

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