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Comfort Socks Newsletter - April 2013

New Socks for Homeless Shelters 


Sock Stuff
The invention of a knitting machine in 1589 meant that socks could be knitted six times faster than by hand. Nonetheless, knitting machines and hand knitters worked side by side until 1800.              Comfort the Feet, Comfort the Soul.

Children are Powerful
Teaching our children the power of prayer is a practice that will no do
ubt yield fruit.  Here's an idea, children can hold a small sock in their hands while they pray for the homeless (and for Comfort Socks too please). Keep the sock under their pillow.

Where Have Our Socks Gone Lately?
Happy faces, no doubt, when Comfort Socks were opened in Cary, Wilmington, & Wake Forest, NC, Kentucky, FLorida and Massachuesetts. Gearing up for Florida and Arizona - Come on - You keep em coming and we'll keep em going out!

Thank you, Sock Collectors, Keep em Coming
Special thanks to Renfro for a big box of socks:)

Just 400 more pairs for us to reach 45,000 pairs of socks collected. Are you up for it?

What's Happening?
Do something Good! Write or read reviews of Comfort Socks on GreatNonprofits.org. Link is on our homepage @ www.comfortsocks.org

Comfort Socks is pleased to announce a free signed copy of Sock Pink, Sock Blue..Where Are You? and Gibberish Day No Way (two books in one) as a thank you gift for a donation of $25.00 or more. Just go to our website and donate (http://www.comfortsocks.org/dontoday.php) or send a check to Comfort Socks, PO Box 477, Supply, NC 28462 with the words Sock Pink, Sock Blue Promotion in the memo (be sure to include your contact and shipping information). This promotion is for a limited time, and while supplies last. Please allow 4 - 6 weeks for your books to arrive.
About author Valynn Sala-Diakanda:
She is a wife, mother, sister and daughter who wanted to take objects kids see everyday and use it to remind them of their mommy and all the things parents say to make their toddlers bigger and kids stronger. Her second book, Gibberish Day, No Way, is about animals that vow never to let a crazy day destroy their joy. Her books make God's word very present in the daily life of a child and are interactive and fun for parents to read.

Let us not forget why we are
here. For every smile you see, there are many more people who do not have a smile to share. Contrary to the common view one might have of a homeless person, many found in shelters today are there because there simply is not steady work. Able and willing to work, searching every day, they move from city to city hoping something will open up. We appreciate your help so much but those you have helped by your support are grateful in a way they cannot express. We have the honor to thank you for them. 

Your support of Comfort Socks has allowed us to receive 44,635 pairs of socks so far.  We are so grateful to all our supporters. First: We wish Comfort and Compassion are known by our actions and to all sock recipients.  Second: We pray for Blessings for our supporters, sock recipients, and those without a home. Third: Please stay mindful of us and remember us monthly, if you can. Special Thanks to New Life Christian Fellowship for allowing us the use of their facilities and for their prayers and support for our mission.

New Life Christian Fellowship 
2154 Stone Chimney Rd SW

Supply, NC 28462
(910) 842-3201
Sunday Service 10:30 am
Wednesday Evenings 7:30 pm

http://www.newlifecf.net

Do you own real estate may wish to donate to us? Did you know that under the new health care bill real estate transactions may be subject to a 3.8% sales tax ? Now might be a  BEST time to consider the tax benefits of donating property to a non-profit like Comfort Socks. If you have a piece of property that you are unable to sell or lease, a donation of that real estate to Comfort Socks would be of interest to us and may be of great benefit to you. Please contact me so we can discuss these opportunities.

       

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Comfort Socks is a 501(c)3 public charity that collects and distributes new socks for homeless
people and families. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

www.comfortsocks.org