Sock bunnies for charity

Published: 19th October 2010

Sock bunnies for charity
A children's welfare group in Taiwan is a selling stuffed toys made from footwear, with proceeds going to disadvantaged families, reports the Taipei times.

The sock bunnies are being sewn by mothers who do not have enough money to support their families and are selling at about NT$350 (£7) each.

Participating mothers were provided with cotton and socks and received NT$100 (£2) for the completion of each bunny, with the remaining NT$180 (£3.80) going to a children's fund.

At a press conference on Saturday, Abby Chen, deputy director in resource development at Child Welfare League Foundation, explained the aims of the project.

"We didn't expect this to be a long-term project. What we wanted to achieve through this project was to give confidence and skills to these mothers who were discouraged from the job market due to their poor academic backgrounds," she said, according to the Taipei Times.

Sewing animals from socks is not a new concept - Operation Sock Monkey is currently supporting the Clowns Without Borders South Africa scheme which provides help to communities affected by AIDS. People make toy monkeys from socks and they are sold with the proceeds going to the charity.

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