Presentations, Articles & Handouts
FAST FACTS – provides…a quick summary of fast facts about The Joy of Sox. Headings include:
- When Founded
- Primary Outreach
- Organizations Served – by country and state
- Latest Initiatives
- Noteworthy Achievements
- Featured By
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FAQ About New Socks for the Homeless
Since we get lots of questions about why new socks for the homeless we put together a two-sided handout entitled, “FAQ About New Socks for the Homeless.”
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Dangers to the Homeless Without Socks.
In this article Susan Papp-Mlodzienski, DPM FACFAS explains the dangers to the homeless without socks.
She addresses four major areas of concern:
- Infectious and
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A video of Dr. Papp-Mlodzienski explaining the dangers can be found on our YouTube Channel.
The Impact The Joy of Sox is Making
This handout addresses the impact The Joy of Sox is making in four areas:
- Number of socks on the streets
- Physical impact
- Psychological impact
- Health care system impact
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Stories From The Streets – Socks Can Be More Important Than Food
Since “Socks can be more important than food” is a very important part of our message we’ve included two link about it. One is our page Stories From The Streets where we tell some of the … stories form the streets.
The other is this powerful handout which contains several moving quotes from the homeless community in Toronto, Canada.
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How to Conduct a Sock Drive
This handout explains how to conduct a sock drive.
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This handout is an interesting collection of some of the metrics of The Joy of Sox. For example, did you know that if you weight that amount of socks that were donated it would be about 23,500 pounds – or 11.75 tons.
That’s about the same weight a 2 African Elephants, or 3 Hippopotami, or 395 Gray Wolves!
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Our 501(c)(3) Determination Letter from the IRS
Here is a copy of our 501(c)(3) determination letter form the IRS. This is the document that says we are a nonprofit. If you are asking for donations (socks or funds) and someone wants to see our determination letter please feel free to print it out and share with them.
Please click below to see and/or print out The Joy of Sox’s 501(c)(3) determination letter:
Our State Resolutions/Proclamations: New York, Pennsylvania, North Dakota
New York, Pennsylvania and North Dakota have recognized the importance of new socks for the homeless and the recognizes the impact that The Joy of Sox® plays in that mission by issuing either a state proclamation or resolution.
In North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed a Proclamation. In New York a Legislative Resolution was signed and sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo. In Pennsylvania a state Senate Resolution was passed.
Coming soon: New Jersey, Delaware, California and Wisconsin.