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Bombas Ships 2,000 Pairs of Socks to Wheeling

Posted 06/23/20

For Immediate Release
Contact: Betsy Bethel-McFarland, 304-218-2894

WHEELING, W.Va — June 22, 2020 — The Bombas Giving Team has partnered with Youth Services System Inc. to provide high-quality socks for people experiencing homelessness and hardship. 

Since 2013, the New York-based sock company has donated over 35 million pairs of socks to U.S. nonprofits. 

The donation to Youth Services System included 2,000 pairs of socks, ranging in size and style so they can serve a variety of individuals. The socks feature antimicrobial properties, dark colors and reinforced seams for durability.

The donation will be distributed to the guests of the YSS Winter Freeze Shelter, the youth in YSS emergency shelters and Transitional Living Program, and other individuals who come to YSS in need. 

AmeriCorps VISTA Candace Drzik, who applied for the Bombas donation, commented, “I’m very excited that we have the opportunity to partner with Bombas. The company does amazing work for the homeless individuals in this country.” 

Bombas has pledged to provide socks to Youth Services System on an annual basis. 

“I think this partnership will be a great resource for Youth Services for years to come,”  Drzik said. 


About Youth Services System, Inc.
Youth Services System, Inc.’s mission is “to create better futures for children, families and our community.” YSS is committed to responding to the complex needs of youth at serious risk. For 46 years, Youth Services System, Inc. has reached thousands of youth and their families with our shelter, residential, community-based and professional services. Together with youth and their families, we work to improve their physical and emotional well-being, to address the debilitating effects of abuse, addiction, and trauma, and to build the skills and connections they need to be successful. Accredited by CARF International, YSS is supported by our volunteer Board of Directors, dedicated staff and faithful community, allowing us to make a measurable impact in the lives of youth. For more information, visit




Photo Caption:

Candace Drzik, an AmeriCorps VISTA with Youth Services System Inc. in Wheeling, displays some of the 2,000 pairs of socks the Bombas Giving Team donated to YSS. YSS will distribute the socks to local youth and adults experiencing homelessness and hardship.