Comfort Socks Newsletter - August 2015
New Socks for Homeless Shelters
Comfort the Feet, Comfort the Soul
We welcome 2
outstanding TV news channels to the Comfort Socks family. Both TV spots were
outstanding, beautifully representing our mission. A HUGE thank you to Miss Jasmine Turner of WECT TV6
and Mr. Daniel Seamans, Anchor, WWAY TV3 for sharing the Comfort Socks mission. We're still beaming! Catch the clips below
The Your City Sports and Comfort Socks
partnership gave 1,288 pairs of socks to 7 shelters in August. We
never came across a shelter for men over the age 55 before (St Martins
DePorres) so we were grateful to have socks to send their way.
Here are the shelters where the socks went this month.
St Martins DePorres – WA
Stand up 4 Kids – WA
Visalia Rescue Mission – CA
Lighthouse Mission - WA
Community Action - OR
Sophia Way - WA
Anacortes Family Center - WA
This is the moment that Comfort Socks and YCS get really excited, to have provided the new clean socks to this street youth.
Read this recent Stand Up4Kids (Seattle) facebook post
Another warm night on street outreach... Didn't talk to many but gave out lots of supplies. One young lady wanted to thank us for coming out each week saying we really mean a lot to them.... Especially with clean fresh socks. She recently got 'boot rot' and has to walk around in flip flops for a couple of weeks until her feet heel. "Boot rot is a foot disease causing cracking, swollen, sore, peeling feet. It’s cause from your feet being constantly moist. You get moist/sweaty feet from walking a lot but rarely taking off your shoes." Another kid with her had the same issue and had his big toe bandaged up with a bad infection. Both were very grateful for new socks!
Starting this semester, every pair of Your City Sports socks sold at Grand Canyon University (GCU) will go to a Comfort Socks shelter. The chosen shelter is CASS (Central Arizona Shelter Services) in Phoenix. What's super exciting is that the students from GCU will be bringing the socks to this shelter themselves - it's a great experience for all!
This batch of Your City Sports socks went to The Community Action Hillsboro Oregon Family Shelter.
What’s Coming Up?
Stay tuned for more news on this, but a sneak peak – Kappa Sigma Fraternity is doing a 2 state sock drive on two weekends in Oct. Tentatively scheduled are Oct 3-4 and Oct 10-13. There’s about 10 chapters involved through out North and South Carolina. YAY Kappa Sigma, get those socks !
Socks is a 501(c)3 public charity
that collects and distributes
new socks to homeless shelters. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.