Deb Maybury from Perth, Australia, has just celebrated her organisation, Socks for Cooper, turning 3 years old. In honour of the occasion, the Mandurah Bridge, around 75km south of Perth, turned orange. Socks for Cooper began after Deb was inspired by a person in America creating a collection box for aged people. She began to collect new and unused socks, as well as setting up ‘Socks for Cooper’ charity boxes for people to easily donate their socks.
The mascot for the organisation is Deb’s own dog, golden retriever, Cooper, whose face adorns the charity boxes. So far Deb and Cooper have collected over 2100 pairs of socks, which they have donated to local charities.
Socks are the most requested item from charities that assist homeless people. They are the most needed item, but the least donated! Unlike other clothing items, socks can get dirty easily, and need changing more frequently!