Sock it to Me, Baby!

Remember that line "Sock It To Me, Baby?" Remember who said it, what decade and what show? LOL I really remember waiting for this show to come on. It was wildly popular. (Random RAK for those who can answer all the questions above!) Well, I want to bring a new meaning to "Sock it to Me, Baby!" Fiskateers around the nation and world are collecting SOCKS for those in need. Here are a few stats that was researched

  • Socks are vital to overall health of those living on the streets. Socks are often not donated enough and are greatly appreciated by the recipient.
  • Most homeless and impoverished people do not own shoes that fit properly or are not in good condition. This increases the importance of socks.
  • Many people suffer from diabetes and other ailments and they could benefit from socks with extra support.
  • Not all shelters accept clean used socks so it’s important when collecting that we collect new socks.
  • Socks are relatively inexpensive to donate.
  • There are men, women and children that live on the streets and all could benefit with a new pair of socks. More people are becoming homeless due to the downward spiral of the economy as well as natural disasters.

Being borderline Diabetic I understand the importance of caring for my feet. Imagine being on the streets without the ability to care for yourself medically. Have you ever had wet socks on? Imagine keeping them on because that is all you had. Can you see what damage that does to your feet. Think of the coldest day you've experienced and go outside without your socks.

All this to say that you can participate in the Fiskateer "Sock It to Poverty" Campaign. You can rally up the troupes and find a place to donate socks. Or if you would like you can send the socks to me and I will put them with the other socks being donated to the Oliver Gospel Mission here in Columbia, South Carolina. We have several drop off points in Columbia including The Stamping Place. Oliver Gospel Mission and many other places receive coats, blankets, clothes...but new socks? Wow! White, men's socks are on their critical needs list at OGM. You do not need to be a Fiskateer to give. You only need to care.

Let me know if you organize a campaign in your area and I'll give you a boost here. If you need a place to donate new men's white socks you are welcome to mail them to me. Send me an email (DeborahL591@yahoo.com) and I'll send you an address. Simple.

Sudie from unKit, Two Peas in a Bucket, Scrapbook.com and infamous Nifty Fifty from Fiskateers and on the Charity committee with Sock It to Poverty has organized several places in Charleston, South Carolina to donate socks.

Fiskateer Sondra has organized a sock drive in Greer, South Carolina. Check with the local scrapbook store where she designs, Funkie Munkie Scraps.

Shannon from Fiskateers and Two Peas in a Bucket is partnering with me for the sock drive here in Columbia, SC.

Sock it to me, BABY!

Wants some more sneak peaks from Fiskars. Oh, I have two to die for.

Orchid by Heidi Grace, you have to see all of it.

Twist and Flip Scallop Corner punch, 2 sizes in one.
All About You in 52
I want to encourage you to post your layouts for week 1 challenge and leave a link for us in the original post. They have been all great. What's fun is several people have started a blog because of the challenge. I so love it. I'm going to start adding blog links to the "All About You..." WALL.
Monday promises to be another great question!!!
Gratitude List
1. my local AC Moores, they are the total greatest
2. Ruth who listen, really listens
3. our new pastor
4. Daryl, works hard and puts up with me...shows me the heart of God in his life.
5. God's staying hand on my life.

Comments

  1. Hey Debbie, that would be Judi Carne from Rowan and Martins Laugh In! I used to wait for it to come on too! Does that mean that we're old? I finished my LO but only have the fiskars board to post it on. I'll do that later today. Thanks for the fun. Jessica

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  2. Really like the sneakpeaks! Sorry, don't know the show, but the name is cool! Socks are cool :-)

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  3. maryanne8:57 AM

    sent you an email!
    maryanne # 5271

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  4. Jessica took the words right out of my mouth! Yes I'm old and yes it was a fun fun show!

    Love the sock campaign. I'm looking into it here in Williamsburg. let you know what I find out...

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  5. Anonymous9:34 AM

    It was judy carne and the the show was Rowans and martins.I love the sneake peaks.I really love the new Heidi Grace Line orchid.But as usual i won't be able to get any of it here in Canada.

    Joan Fiskateer #808

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  6. Sock it to me was a Judy Carne line on Rowan and Martin's Laugh In. We used to love to watch it. It was on in the late 60s and early 70's. Yes, I'm old, but who cares.I have loved life at every age and hope that will conitue. Although, this getter older is not for sissies.

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  7. Anonymous10:36 AM

    Debbie #4668 (fiskateer)
    Judy Carne use to say that line on Rowan and Martin's "Laugh In"...It was in th 60's (I think around 68 or 69) when they use to throw water at her.

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  8. That phrase came from Judy Carne on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In in 1968.

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  9. Anonymous12:33 PM

    How about Judy Carne on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In in the late 60's. And we are only as old as we feel. I was trying to describe Herman's Hermits and some of the old dances to a teen, Thursday. Talk about feeling old-lol. Thanks for the memories. Roseann #2933

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  10. The show was Laugh-In. It was the 60's. The person who said it was Judy Carne. I remember Goldie Hawn being on there too.

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  11. Judy Carne on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968) I watched it too!

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  12. Anonymous3:42 PM

    Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is the answer, I think. It ran from January 22, 1968 to May 14, 1973. Judy Carne said the phrase Sock it to me.
    Sandy Fiskateer #1598

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  13. "You Bet Your Sweet Bippy" I remember this show - I loved Laugh In - it was Judy Carne that said SOCK IT TO ME. My favorite charachter on this show was Lily Tomlin's "Edith Ann"

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  14. The show was Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. The show ran in the 60s and 70s. The person who most said, "Sock it to me" was Judy Carne, but actually many of the guests said that phrase on the show, including Richard Nixon. Here is the clip from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCp8Edp4pfo

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  15. I thought it was Flip Wilson but...I have terrible memory! AM almost done with Week 1 challenge and just an FYI that the socks I bought are being put in Cheryl's box with the layouts for Crystal.

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  16. I love that you linked the '52' folks to their blogs on your sidebar! It makes it so much easier to view everybody's work. Thanks!

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  17. We are showing our age for sure....I loved Laugh IN...and remember most of the characters...Judy Carne was the "Sock it to me" girl, and the show was on in the late 60's....Do you remember Sparkle Farkle and her brother Frank Farkle?

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  18. Thanks for the preview of Heidi Grace's new line. I'm so glad to see some deep purple designs! The die cuts rule! Wish they were violets instead of orchids, but violets never seem to be very popular for some reason. Sigh. Still beautiful stuff though!

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