She how happy Susie is being a Comfort Box? Thank You, Susie, you are so beautiful. If you interested in becoming a Comfort Box in your state, please email:firstname.lastname@example.orgWelcome New Sock Recipient
Comfort Socks has several
exciting projects that are in the works, so hold on to your hats (but not your
socks). There will be much coming our way.
A Word from Our Founder
Socks has always been a mission of faith, in that every pair of socks
we give to homeless shelters or the homeless programs we sponsor, we
just believe that the sock recipient is going to receive the comfort we
long to provide. We do not need to see the fruits of our labors to know
we are effective.
The other side of our faith, is in you, our supporters, that you will respond to the prompting of your heart and step forward to help us. Just the other day, a homeless ministry requested socks. They were ‘bone dry’ they said. Although their need was greater than the socks we have in our inventory, I told them, Yes, you can count on us.
But I want to talk honestly to you. I want you to understand that now is a time like no other, a chance for you, the Comfort Socks family, to really come forward and help us be a place where will not have to even consider asking a homeless shelter to wait for socks. The homeless have waited long enough; many have waited months between sock changes. Can you remember what you were doing a few months ago? A few months ago it was New Years Day, Presidents Day, or Valentines Day. Well, some homeless are still wearing the same pair of socks from that time till now. Even wearing the same pair of socks for one week is not a welcome thought. So if this realization does not sit right with you, we are so glad – because we want you to walk our road with us, but this time, a little deeper.
Yes, we want to challenge you a bit. We want you to search yourself and ask “Am I really a part of the Comfort Socks family?” Is using my mouse to ‘like’ a Comfort Socks post enough? Is that the extent of my support? To help you answer these questions, we have started what we call the Facebook Challenge (ssshhh - you do not have to be a member of facebook to participate)
It’s really very simple – choose a puzzle piece – and see where you fit in the Comfort Socks puzzle. We don’t expect something for nothing, so for each piece you provide to us, we will enter your name in a drawing to win a high quality print of your choice (up to 11x14) from Joe Tese Photography (www.tese.com/photography). This challenge will run for the months of May and June. Just email me the details (email@example.com). We will draw the name of the lucky winner on June 30, 2012.
Piece # 1 = Share our facebook page (facebook.com/comfortsocks) on at least 10 of your friends or families facebook pages (1 entry)
Piece # 2 = Get 10 of your friends to go to our Facebook Page and LIKE our page (2 entries)
Piece # 3 = Collect or purchase @ least 30 pairs of new mens crew length socks (3 entries)
Piece # 4 = Organize a school, church, womens or mens club, and do a sock drive (4 entries). Remember New Mens Crew Length (the more comfortable the better :))
Piece # 5 = Donate funds –for every $10.00 donated you will receive one entry (ex: a $20.00 donation gives you 2 entries, $30.00 donation gives you three entries, and so on). Donations can be made online - http://comfortsocksonline.org/dontoday.php remember to specify 'Facebook Challenge' or 'Puzzle Piece' in the memo.
Piece # 6 = Donate $50.00 and receive an extra entry (6 entries for $50.00)
Your support means so much. 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.
Thank You Contributors - for your Faithfulness
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.