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Sergey Novikov

Bombas, the sock manufacturer that follows the philosophy “buy a pair, donate a pair” presented 25,000 pairs of socks to Hangers to kick off the 2019-20 school year.

Founders David Heath and Randy Goldberg launched Bombas in 2013 after learning that socks are the #1 most requested clothing item in homeless shelters across the nation. After appearing on the hit television show Shark Tank in 2014, Bombas became a household name known for its extremely comfortable socks and mission to help those in need. Since 2013, Bombas has donated over 25 million pairs of socks to the homeless community.

Bomba’s representative Sam Ravetz commented, “We are so happy we could play a small role in the amazing services Hangers provides for students throughout the Evansville community. It is remarkable seeing how this program provides a sense of dignity to those in need; those who should be getting so much more on a daily basis.”

Hangers’ mission is to serve students in need with everyday living essentials. By providing clothing, hygiene products, and school supplies, Hangers improves the self-esteem and confidence of children to help them find success and fulfillment in school. Bombas’ 25,000 pair donation means thousands of students visiting Hangers leave the facility with a brand new pair of socks.

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