On Tuesday, the United Family donated 1,000 pairs of socks to the Salvation Army organizations in the Permian Basin. This is the second year the United Family has helped make this donation of 500 pairs of socks to the Salvation Army of Midland and 500 more to the Salvation Army of Odessa. The donation stems from a program called “Pears for Pairs.” From October to December of 2020, a portion of the proceeds from the purchase of Rainier Fruit pears went to purchasing socks to donate to organizations that support the homeless community. “For some, a new pair of socks can make a world of difference,” Joseph Bunting, produce business director for the United Family, said. “That’s why we are so grateful to once again partner with Rainer Fruits to do this program. We are also thankful to our guests for participating and helping us raise the funds for the socks.” Thanks to United Family guests and Rainier Fruit, a total of 5,000 pairs of socks will be donated to charitable organizations across the state of Texas. The following organizations will receive socks: Salvation Army of Amarillo, Salvation Army of Midland/Salvation Army of Odessa, Salvation Army of Lubbock, Salvation Army of Abilene, and Faith Mission of Wichita Falls.