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        Comfort Socks Newsletter - August 2013

            New Socks for Homeless Shelters 


So Much Exciting News This Month! 
Why the big smiles? Comfort Socks founder Theresa Tese and New Hope Clinic Executive Director Sheila Roberts are happy knowing 120 people in our community will receive diabetic socks. These socks were made possible by a 2013 grant to Comfort Socks from ATMC. New Hope Clinic was also a 2013 ATMC Grant recipient. Thank you again ATMC, both Comfort Socks and New Hope Clinic are happy to know these socks will go a long way in meeting our local community needs.
Comfort the Feet, Comfort the Soul.
Those of you who have followed us for a while understand our heart for the youth of this nation. That is why we are excited to partner with new sock recipient agency Mychels Munchies. Read their story about how the simple and pure desire of a child to help the homeless has grown into a powerful ministry (http://www.mychelsmunchies.com/home.htm)

Our heart breaks each day for all the homeless of the nation, but especially hard for the youth on the streets - so to see this facebook post (below) from Comfort Socks partner - StandUp for Kids (Seattle), and know that Comfort Socks provided the socks for this homeless youth touches us deeply.

Met this #homeless #youth outside of #youthcare #orioncenter hoping for a bed. Maybe a chance to take care of his feet & put on the new clean fresh socks he was so grateful we gave him. He's been traveling across the state looking for a safe place to settle so he can get his GED & work. Such a kind young man! Hope things go well for him here in #Seattle and we have a chance to speak with him again to talk more about his goals! #standupforkids #volunteer

 
So we believe that all things work together for good and in perfect timing - If the above story has touched you - know that NOW is the right time to act on that feeling.

Comfort Socks has just received special pricing from Northpines (northpines.org), a clothing distributor and long time Comfort Socks supporter. Just one dollar will give 2 people the warm, dry, comfort of new socks. Just $10.00 will SPARE 20 people from cold, uncomfortable days and nights. Now isn't that worth giving up a fast food lunch or a few cups of coffee? How many people will you help tonight? Commit to $10.00 (or more) each month and receive a special gift from Comfort Socks.  http://www.comfortsocks.org/dontoday.php


Maybe you want to order socks online and have them sent to us? We've made it easy for you to do just that at Walmart.com...just go ahead and click on the wish list link and
order the socks or gift card you would like. Don't worry, shipping is only .97 per package, and Walmart knows our address. Thank you so much for your support. 

We're So Proud!
Comfort Socks has received the GuideStar Exchange Bronze participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates Comfort Socks deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

Thanks to so many awesome reviews about our work, Comfort Socks is in the running for "Great Non-Profits 2013 Top-Rated" awards. You can help us by simply writing a review about Comfort Socks. It's FREE to help us - and your kind words and star ratings may just be what we need to get up there on the list. What a great way to help Comfort Socks - with a few minutes of your time and a couple keystrokes of your keyboard. Just write a review on the Great Non-Profits button (found on the bottom of our home page www.comfortsocks.org) Thank you so much!

Comfort Socks is now a Google+ partner - if you are a gmail user - please connect to our circle here.

Special Thanks!

Special Thanks to Only Product Photos (www.onlyproductphotos.com) for their generous donation this past month - because of OPP, Comfort Socks was able to purchase a better vehicle to pick up and transport our socks. Help keep us on the go with your sock donations and support. We're ready if you are!

Comfort Socks received a big box stuffed with AMAZING socks. Warm, soft, just the right lift for those on a road of suffering. A tremendous thank you to Ms. Lisa Slaughter for her beautiful heart for the lost, and her efforts to secure these socks for us.

We're at it Again!

Teachers - did you know that a sock drive by your student(s) qualify as community service? Yes - Comfort Socks is a 501c3 public charity - Let's get our youth involved more than ever this year.


Youth Board of Directors (YBOD)
We want the youth to get involved in our mission - so we invite local youth - 12-18 to come and sign up for the Comfort Socks Youth Board of Directors - See our event for details or simply click here 









A Word from Our Founder

Monetary Donations are down – but our spirits are still up! Why? Because Comfort Socks has always been a mission of faith, in that every pair of socks we give to homeless shelters and non-profits, we simply believe that person receiving the socks will indeed receive the comfort we long to provide. We do not need to see the fruits of our labors to know we are effective. Encouragement comes in the form of phone calls, Facebook interaction, donations of resources and socks. Please know that we are sincerely grateful for your attentiveness to the needs of others, and that you have chosen Comfort Socks as a way to express your desire to help.

Your support of Comfort Socks has allowed us to receive 45,892 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 http://www.newlifecf.net for allowing us the use of their facilities and for their prayers and support for our mission.

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.

www.comfortsocks.org