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Your Purchase Matters

Each year, more than 3.5 million people in the U.S. will experience homelessness. They are old, they are young, they are veterans, they are families, they have jobs. Homelessness happens in every state in the U.S.

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Pears for Pairs

PARTNERS IN GOOD

It’s why we’ve teamed up with Hanes to support their Charity Sock Drive. In its 9th year, The Hanes Sock Drive has donated over 2.5 million pairs of socks to charitable organizations around the U.S. that provide support services to those living homeless. To learn more visit www.hanessockdrive.com

Hanes Sock Drive

HOW CAN YOU HELP

By purchasing Rainier Fruit branded pears a portion of your purchase will be used to make a donation to the Hanes Sock Drive. But don’t stop there. There are many other ways you can help.


Share information and help raise awareness of the homeless issue in the U.S.

 When you see a homeless person, don’t look away, just smile – your acknowledgment is an important act of compassion.

 Find other ways to donate or volunteer in your community.

Homelessness is a Crisis - Comfort is a Basic Need

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Many homeless individuals walk over 10 miles per day and socks are often requested and seldom donated

Every year 3.5 million men, women and children experience homelessness.
The largest increase in homeless groups is unaccompanied children and young adults.
More than 33% of those homeless are families.
More than 40,000 veterans are homeless.

Every night more than half a million people experience homelessness
Over a million of people who experience homelessness are employed full or part-time.
Those at greatest risk for homelessness are those that pay more than 50% of their income toward housing
More than 6 million individuals are at risk of becoming homeless.

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