I found this story on Boing Boing today while checking out all the great Advanced Style press Ari Seth Cohen has been getting these days. This seems like a great cause. Indiana is a cold place and socks are expensive if you don't have much. Plus, they're punks trapped in the Mid West. Please send your support.

D. T. Friedman of the nonprofit OxenFree in Indiana writes:

"I’m the Resource Coordinator for a non-profit organization that works with homeless and indigent teenagers, as well as teens who are in bad home situations. OxenFree is a really fantastic program that engages at-risk teens through punk rock music, and provides support in a drug-free and alcohol-free environment.

The reason I’m invading blogs today? My job with OxenFree is to receive requests from the phenomenal people who run the program, and to figure out a way to fill them. My current assignment is…SOCKS. And I have to admit, I’m a bit at a loss. Socks are not a large-volume item at clothing centers (people usually just wear them out instead of donating them), and they’re surprisingly expensive. Homeless teenagers, especially hitchhikers, go through socks like you wouldn’t believe. My friend Margie can no longer afford to keep stocking her “free socks” drawer by herself, and asked me if I could try working my magic.

So, would you be willing to help me sock my punks?

Help with sock donations (Thanks, Mary!) "