How we got started
A few years ago, Tom Costello Jr, founder and Chief Sock Person, and his wife were volunteering at a soup kitchen in Philadelphia. Here is the story Tom tells about that day that lead to the formation of The Joy of Sox® with the mission of simply providing socks for the homeless.
I was really homelessphobic to the point that I would cross the street to avoid facing a homeless person. I even didn’t want to go into the City for fear that I might come across someone homeless.
One year my wife dragged me to a shelter in the Germantown section of Philadelphia to help serve meals around Christmas. I had a mild panic attack in the parking lot. I didn’t want to get out of my car. Sweaty palms, rapid heart beat.
“So a homeless person getting some clothing from a charitable organization may get just about everything “ except socks.” Learn More