Our mission is simply…to provide new socks for the homeless. We started in Philadelphia and are planning to help provide new socks for the homeless all across the United States.
The Joy of Sox does three things:
1. Raises Funds (to buy new socks)
We raise funds from individuals, companies and foundations.
2. Collects new socks (helps raise community awareness of homelessness)
In trying to raise awareness for the homeless, we conduct sock drives in the community. These drives can be with schools, service clubs, church groups, college organizations or anywhere else that a group wants to get involved. After the drive the new socks are collected, sorted and packed for distribution.
3. Distributes the socks to the homeless
This is what it’s all about…finally getting the new socks where they are needed. And this is done a number of ways.
From the fundraising, new socks are purchased to be handed out by volunteers directly to the homeless at places like homeless shelters, cafeterias (formerly soup kitchens), and clinics for the homeless.
Socks can also be distributed to organizations that redistribute them to the homeless that they care for. Another way to distribute the new socks and raise awareness of homelessness is to actually have members of the community go to the homeless shelters, cafeterias (formerly soup kitchens), and clinics for the homeless, and hand them directly to the needy.
If any of this interests you please click here or on the “Get involved” tab above.