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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Black Non-Profit in North Carolina Takes Steps to Meaningful Change by Donating Socks to Local Schools

Straight Talk Support Group

NationwideStraight Talk Support Group, a community-based organization, widely known as STSG, provides support group resources for families and friends of an incarcerated loved one and transitional housing for justice-involved individuals. In true alignment with STSG’s motto, Serving to See Greatness, the organization seeks out opportunities to be a blessing to others through kindness and generosity.

STSG announces a partnership with Bombas, an apparel brand with a mission to help those in need. November 20th, the Bombas Giving Partner, STSG, donated hundreds of pairs of Bombas’ high-quality socks to Community School of Digital and Visual Arts (CSDVA) in Durham, North Carolina.

CSDVA prepares students for success in the 21st century by integrating technology into a curriculum of arts, athletics, character education along with academics. Students at The Nativity School, neighbors of STSG, will also receive pairs of socks Bombas high-quality, comfortable, and eco-friendly socks after the holiday week.

“We are thrilled to partner with Bombas to spread kindness in our community,” said Bessie Elmore, Executive Director of Straight Talk Support Group and STSG Transitional House. “Donating these socks allows us to make a thoughtful gesture to our neighbors in our community. We understand the impact a changing economy is having on families. STSG prides itself on serving our community as a support system for families and friends who have incarcerated loved ones. We truly appreciate Bombas for allowing us to join them in paying it forward.”

“We started Bombas to help improve the lives of those in need through the power of giving back,” said The Bombas Giving Team. Partners like Straight Talk Support Group are selected to help Bombas get essential clothing into the hands, and onto the feet, of those in need by identifying those most in need of support in their local communities. Working with STSG to provide thoughtfully designed socks to students in underserved areas of Durham, North Carolina is a step in the right direction.

About Straight Talk Support Group:
Straight Talk Support Group (STSG) is a Durham-based nonprofit organization and reentry resource for justice-involved individuals, their families, friends, loved ones, and correctional institutions. Straight Talk Support Group offers bi-weekly virtual support groups for family members and loved ones to get information and discuss challenges and barriers. The organization also provides temporary housing, via STSG Transitional Housing, for justice-involved individuals on post-release through contractual agreements with the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections and local reentry councils. Learn more at StraightTalkSupportGroup.org

About Bombas:
Bombas is an apparel brand with a mission to help those in need. For every pair of socks purchased, Bombas donates a specially-designed pair to someone in need. Bombas socks are high-quality, comfortable, and eco-friendly. The socks feature vibrant colors and patterns that are suitable for all ages. Bombas has donated over 50 million pairs of socks to those at risk or experiencing homelessness across the United States.

For press inquiries, contact Bessie Elmore, Founder/Executive Director at 919-448-7394 / 984-219-1001 or bessieelmore@straighttalksupportgroup.org




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