Bombas designs its donation socks differently from the ones on its website. The socks are created to be more durable and show less visible wear.
Bombas designs its donation socks differently from the ones on its website. The socks are created to be more durable and show less visible wear.

   When Evelyn Galster approached her Freeland Foundation-USA office several weeks ago at Green Lake’s Town Square, she almost fell over in shock.

   Outside her office door were four large boxes, piled high.

   Boxes that were filled with 1,000 pairs of Bombas socks.

   She knew she may receive a donation of socks from Bombas, a sock manufacturer; she just didn’t realize how many socks would show up.

   “I thought, ‘I’ll get what I get,’” Galster said. “‘Maybe they’ll send me a box, a couple hundred; that would be great.’ No; [they sent me]a thousand. I just about fell over.”

   Now those socks are going to the Green Lake County Health and Human Services Department, Traded Treasures in Ripon, a school in Milwaukee and to Galster’s brother in Milwaukee who is connected to homeless shelters.

   Read the full story, including why Freeland received 1,000 pairs of socks, in the April 11, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.