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Comfort Socks Newsletter - May 2013

New Socks for Homeless Shelters 


Sock Stuff
Here is another reason to get clean socks out to the shelters! - Read on

......Entomologists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine conducted an experiment in which mosquitos were given a choice whether to fly to a clean sock or a sock that had been worn for 20 hours by an adult male human. All of the mosquitos chose the dirty sock over the clean one, but the malaria-infected bugs landed on the fabric again and again, trying to bite and draw blood.....Read full story here
Comfort the Feet, Comfort the Soul.

Youthful Change
Comfort Socks cares about our youth. That is why we proud to announce two new ways we can reach out to our youth and help them understand how important they are to positive change. Go to Comfort Socks Events and check out Change for Change and Youth Board of Directors (YBOD).


Change for Change is a simple way that VBS Teachers, Youth Leaders, 
and Ministers can support Comfort Socks. We will send you some cute little sock purses, and the young folks (and all folks) can put their spare change into them during VBS or youth events. We will also send you some information about us and ask that you explain our mission. Just send the monetary donation to us (keep the sock purses as our gift). That's it - simple and easy. Local churches or orgs - invite us to come and speak - we would love to speak to the youth about our cause.

Youth Board of Directors (YBOD)
Comfort Socks wants to encourage the youth of our community to make a difference from the business side of things. That is why we are looking for local youth, ages 12 – 18, who would like to sit on the Comfort Socks Youth Board of Directors.









The Comfort Socks Youth Board of Directors (after this called YBOD) would meet once a month and hold an actual board meeting to spearhead events for Comfort Socks. One goal is to get the youth familiar with how to, collectively and productively, select a YBOD President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and become familiar with the duties each of these roles. Click here for more info 


Where Have All the Socks Gone?

Enjoy this movie clip from the movie "Heartburn" questioning 'where do missing socks go?'.  We're not the only ones who wonder about these things. But we are the ones dedicated to gathering them for good.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5Y-PN_duno 

Thank you, Sock Collectors, Keep em Coming

Just 365 more pairs for us to reach 45,000 pairs of socks collected. 
Want to help us reach our goal? We've made it easy for you...just go to our new Walmart.com WISH LIST page and order away. Don't worry, shipping is only .97 per package, and Walmart knows our address. Thank you so much for your support. http://www.walmart.com/giftregistry/gr_detail.do?registryId=86181393257

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

A Special Thank You
Each month - Comfort Socks receives a $10.00 donation from an anyomous donor. I can't tell you what that means to us - why such a fuss over 10 bucks? Because to us - committment to our work is as important as the work itself. We appreciate that you include our mission as part of your life. PLUS 10 bucks means about 10 people month receive socks - that's 120 people a year - Comfort abounds in your gift and remembrance - Thank you so so much :)

An unexpected and generous blessing was received this month in the form of a birthday dedication. Jeffrey Haynie just couldn't figure out what to get his parents for their birthdays - and then he remembered that his parents just love Comfort Socks! - So in honor of their birthday - we thank you Jeffrey - for blessing us with a generous gift. Happy Birthday Sam & Sandra Haynie!


Let's Not Forget


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? 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.

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