Homeless People Are Not Just in Big Cities – La Frontera Shelter, Laredo, TX

People experiencing homelessness are not just in cities. They are not just older people. They are not just one demographic. And they are almost everywhere: Philadelphia, Santa Barbara, Kansas City, Miami, and Washington D.C. They are even in places you may not think of – like the immigrant “shelters” that are being built along the …

Harrington Middle School Sets WORLD RECORD for Socks Collected for the Homeless

When students from Thomas E. Harrington Middle School in Mt. Laurel NJ decided to do a service project for the less fortunate, little did they realize that they would be setting a WORLD RECORD for Most-Sock-Ever-Collected during a K-12 school sock drive – 5,633 pairs of new socks for those experiencing homelessness. When members of …

Socks for the Homeless at St. John’s Hospice

Helping others help others. That’s what The Joy of Sox® is great at doing. St John’s Hospice, established in 1963, is a facility in Philadelphia that provides meals, support and housing for men experiencing homelessness. St. John’s was created as an outreach ministry to serve and assist the poor and homeless in the community. They continue to …

Guidestar’s Platinum Level for The Joy of Sox

The Joy of Sox, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, that provides new socks to those experiencing homelessness earned the 2018 Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress The Joy of Sox is making toward its mission, the …

NJ Sen. Bateman’s “Socks for the Homeless Day” Resolution Passed by Committee

A resolution sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman designating February 14 of each year as “Socks for the Homeless Day” has been approved by the Senate Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee. “Most of us take for granted having clean socks to wear every day,” said Bateman. “Homeless people don’t have that luxury. They know …

Santa Ana Homeless Get Hundreds of New Socks Thanks to a Villanova Intern for The Joy of Sox®

Santa Ana homeless get hundreds of new socks thanks to Joy of Sox intern and team of volunteers. Ken Steinhardt, of The Orange County (CA) REGISTER covered the sock pass out that Eliza Clark orchestrated. Eliza Clark of Newport Beach helped improve the comfort of homeless people in Santa Ana, Wednesday morning, Nov. 22, as …

The Joy of Sox Earned 2017 TOP NONPROFIT Award From Great Nonprofits

The Joy of Sox® would like to extend a really special thanks to all of their fans, donors, interns, sock angels, volunteers, and board members who helped them earn this very prestigious award.  The award is special because only a small percentage of nonprofits get the Top-Rated rating. According to the certificate: “Your community has …

One Million Warm Dry and Happy Toes Challenge for the Homeless™ by The Joy of Sox

One million is a BIG number…a really BIG number. But that’s the number of toes that the nonprofit The Joy of Sox® hopes to make warm, dry and happy as a result of a mailing campaign that was conducted on September 23rd at Villanova University as part of their annual St. Thomas of Villanova Day …

People Magazine’s PeopleNow Features The Joy of Sox’s Tom Costello Jr

People Magazine’s PeopleNow ran a human interest story for their hometown hero segment about Tom Costello Jr and The Joy of Sox. The story consisted of an article by Cathy Free and a short TV interview via Skype by PeopleNow host Andrea Boehlke. On the show Tom respondents to three questions from Andrea Why were …

Villanova University helps The Joy of Sox provide new socks for the homeless

For the 2016 St Thomas of Villanova Day of Service the university’s women’s field hockey team helped The Joy of Sox® with a special project (pictures below).  The Joy of Sox is a nonprofit with the simple mission of providing joy to the homeless by giving them socks.  They receive a lot of their donations …

The Joy of Sox received GuideStar’s Gold Participation level

This is really a great thing! Today The Joy of Sox received the GuideStar Exchange’s Gold Participant level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc, the premier source of nonprofit information.  This level demonstrates The Joy of Sox’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability. We have worked hard to showcase our …

Want to really help the homeless this holiday season? Donate new socks!

Want to really help the homeless this holiday season? Donate new socks!  They’re among the most needed items at shelters. This is a very nice article by Michelle Woo of Reddit’s Upvoted.  Thanks so much Michelle! “Being without socks, especially during the cold and wet season, can lead to all sorts of foot ailments: blisters, …

The Joy of Sox Honored as Top-Rated by GreatNonprofits

This is really awesome!!  And a very special thanks to all our board members, donors, volunteers and clients who helped make this possible. The Joy of Sox® Honored as 2015 TOP-RATED Nonprofit By GreatNonprofits.org The Award is Based on Positive Online Reviews The Joy of Sox has been honored with a prestigious 2105 Top-Rated Award …

Socks for the Homeless sent to Oklahoma and Florida by The Joy of Sox

Oklahoma and Florida. The Joy of Sox just shipped new socks for the homeless to Oklahoma and Florida. This distribution was a result of the exposure they received on Fox & Friends recently. To date, The Joy of Sox has supplied new socks to 3 countries and 26 states (plus two additional real soon), plus …

JeffHOPE and The Joy of Sox – a partnership helping the homeless

JeffHOPE and The Joy of Sox – a partnership helping the homeless Since two vital things the homeless need are medical care and new socks the partnership of JeffHOPE and The Joy of Sox really makes a positive impact the population they both serve. JeffHOPE is a volunteer program of medical students at the  Sydney …

North Dakota Proclamation Socks for the Homeless Day February 14

North Dakota Governor, Jack Dalrymple, signed a Proclamation that February 14, 2105 (Valentine’s Day) is Socks For The Homeless Day in North Dakota. The proclamation notes that North Dakota’s homeless population nearly doubled from 2012 to 2013 and that all donations of clothing to organizations assisting the homeless are desperately needed and appreciated.  But new …

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit by Great Nonprofits

A really special thanks to all of our supporters and fans who helped us earn this very cool award.  The award is special because only a small percentage of nonprofits get the Top-Rated rating. According to the certificate: “Your community has selected your organization as one of the 2014 Top-Rated Nonprofits using Great nonprofits.  You …

Villanova Day of Service Delivers New Socks to the Homeless

Do college students care? Well the students at Villanova University definitely do!! 7,488 pairs of new socks!  That a lot of socks – almost enough to give every homeless man, woman and child in the Philadelphia region one new pair of new socks! How did that happen? Well on Friday morning September 26th, 2014 members of the men’s …

Comcast Newsmakers and The Joy of Sox

Our friends at Comcast were nice enough to invite us back on Newsmakers.  A very special thanks to Jen Boyette, Comcast’s Governemnt Affairs Manager, and Jill Horner, on-air host, for allowing me to tell our story about providing new socks for the homeless!!  

Comcast NewsMakers – The Joy of Sox (for the homeless) – Pres Bush (41)

Comcast graciously had Tom Costello Jr  on their Comcast Newsmaker program for the Philadlephia region (again).  But this time it was to talk about a sock donation from a very special person…President George Bush (41)! The show, hosted by Laura Jones and arranged by Jen Boyett, runs about 4:30 and allowed Tom to talk about …

President Bush (41) donates socks to The Joy Of Sox for a fundraiser for the homeless

This is amazing! President George Bush (41), who is known for wearing unusual socks, donated a new pair of socks in support of our mission. We hope to auction them off and raise lots of money. The pair of socks were beautifully framed (see photo top) and includes the note card from the President (see …

The Joy of Sox earns Top-Rated Nonprofit from GreatNonprofits

This is really super!  The Joy of Sox recently qualified for a 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award. The award, from GreatNonprofits.org, is a great honor that is given less than 10% of eligible nonprofits. A special thanks to all our donors, board members and volunteers who helped, and continue to help, make us a get nonprofit! …

The Joy of Sox earns GuideStar’s Silver Seal

This is really a great thing! Today The Joy of Sox received the GuideStar Exchange’s Silver Participant level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc, the premier source of nonprofit information.  This level demonstrates The Joy of Sox’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability. We have worked hard to showcase our …