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Comfort Socks Newsletter - October 2012

New Socks for the Homeless 


2 Things to Celebrate...

We have two things to celebrate this month -
Comfort Socks is 4 years old - and the amount of socks collected by Comfort Socks just leaped over the 40,000 pairs of socks mark. Both of these reasons to celebrate are because of your commitment to our mission - Thank you, Comfort Socks supporters, for a job well done.

Let's keep it going by thinking of creative ways to incorporate the number 4 into sock business - such as a donation with the number 4 in it ($4.00, $14.00, $24, etc) or 4 packages of mens socks, or sharing our Comfort Socks facebook page with 4 of your friends. You get the idea - I have faith in you - so Go 4 It :)


A Bit of Sock History

Socks have evolved over the centuries from the earliest models which were made from animal skins gathered up and tied around the ankles. In the 8th century BC, the Ancient Greeks wore socks from matted animal hair for warmth. The Romans also wrapped their feet with leather or woven fabrics. By the 5th century AD, socks called "puttees" were worn by holy people in Europe to symbolise purity. By 1000 AD, socks became a symbol of wealth among the nobility. From the 16th century onwards, an ornamental design on the ankle or side of a sock has been called a clock.

Thank you, Sock Collectors, Keep em Coming

Many thanks to Linda Sidman, for inspiring her grandchildren and faculty at Plattin Primary School - in Festus Missouri, to hold a 'Sock Out Drugs' sock drive from Oct 22-24. During this time, the k-2 grade students are asked to wear crazy socks on Oct 23rd to tie in Red Ribbon Day with the Comfort Socks mission. We just love to see all the creative ways used to collect new socks for the homeless. We want to hear from you. What's your idea?

Odell Williamson Auditorium in Supply, NC will be collecting NEW Men's Socks during the November 8 performance of The Hit Men and the November 30 performance of The Swing Sisters to benefit Comfort Socks.  Please  help them reach their goal of 100 NEW pair of Men's Socks.


A Very Very Special thank you to the Ladies Auxilary of the Calabash ELKS lodge. Deb O (Pres) and very special Peg H - (who has a tremendous heart for the homeless) really came through big time AGAIN for us this month.  The socks donated were so warm and soft, had anti-bacterial agents in them, in short, the ultimate sock to give for someone in a homeless situation. I just cannot express it...Thank you just doesn't seem like enough.

Keep em coming, Comfort Socks family, and we will keep those socks going out.


Welcome New Sock Recipients

Socks flew out of here to multiple agencies in Massachusetts, Northern Kentucky and locally to the Wilmington Homeless Ministry and Mercy House – Wilmington NC . Isn't it great to know that in addition to our local community, Comfort socks touches the lives of those all over the country?  Even though our warehouse is empty again - I know you are ready to step up and help us get warm socks on the feet of the homeless. The cold weather has arrived, but it is no match for the warmth of your hearts. Step up so others can step into the comfort of new socks.

Comfort Socks is proud to welcome 
Wilmington Homeless Ministry and  Mercy House  two outstanding local agencies to our growing list of sock recipients.

Mercy House 
http://www.mercyhouse.us/

Events

The Brunswick County Streetreach team is kicking off it's hosting season at New Life Christian Fellowship, Nov 5 - Nov 9th. Comfort Socks will be providing socks to all the host sites during the 2012-2013 BCSTR season. To learn more, visit www.bcstreetreach.org.

Thank You Contributors - for Your Faithfulness

Thank you, Wilmington Box Company – for all you do – Wilmington Box Company has been donating shipping boxes to Comfort Socks for some time now. Now that’s something we do not want to keep under wraps!  http://www.richbox.com/

We were blessed with an expression of love and support by St Luke Lutheran Church, Ocean Isle beach NC, and by an anonymous donor, Thank You!

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 40,049 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 after 2012? Now might be a good 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