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Comfort Socks Newsletter - November 2012

New Socks for the Homeless 


Do You Feel It?...

Do you feel the gratitude that all those people feel when they put on Comfort Socks? Over 41 thousand people have received new, warm, comfort because of YOUR efforts. Thank you, all you sock collectors, monetary contributors, prayer warriors, shelter volunteers, for giving a little of yourselves,
so a whole lot of people could feel a lift their being. Do you feel it now?
Comfort the Feet, Comfort the Soul.


Sock Stuff 


Albert Einstein said "When I was young, I found out that the big toe always ends up making a hole in the sock, so I stopped wearing socks." - Mr. Einstein - We love and appreciate you - but we have a different solution, We are going to keep on getting socks to those in Need.

Welcome New Sock Recipients

Welcome Joy Junction
http://www.joyjunction.org/
Joy Junction is a place of refuge to those who have been forced into the streets. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to helping homeless men, women, children, and families in Albuquerque by providing food, clothing, shelter, and safety. They are a faith-based church ministry that serves as many as 200,000 individuals including as many as 60 to 80 children, every day.


Thank you, Sock Collectors, Keep em Coming

Odell Williamson Auditorium collected NEW Men's Socks during the November 8 performance of The Hit Men (291 pairs) and the November 30 performance of The Swing Sisters to benefit Comfort Socks. We just left the Swing Sisters concert with bags of socks. Many thanks to Danielle Boyd Graves who heard our call and stepped up right away, arranging for Odell Williamson welcoming socks to these performances. A gentleman from the audience offered to help us load the socks, and seeing them said, “I want to put them on” Well, that's just how it is – something special happens when you see a bunch of socks sitting there – suddenly you get an urge to indulge yourself in warmth and comfort – that is what it is all about for us and for the many that will be helped by a simple thing called SOCKS.

Terry Garrison was one of our first volunteers when we began our work 4 years ago. But Terry is a man committed to doing a variety of good works, ranging from caring for the feet of the homeless to being an advocate for animals. Often I see Terry at many community events promoting all kinds of charities and good works. That is why we are so happy when his sites turn again to our mission, because Terry is an extraordinary example of spreading love around. Terry will probably not like that I write a compliment or two about him, so Terry please forgive me, but I appreciate all the socks you donated to us this month – as usual, you saw a need and stepped up for Comfort Socks.

For two years now, Brunswick Plantation Neighbors in Service has set their minds and their hearts to collect socks for us. Encouraging neighbors to leave new socks hanging on their mailboxes, these ladies worked long and hard, even teaming up with Silver Coast Winery to collect approx 1,500 pairs of socks. Look for a short video clip on our facebook and youtube page of these amazing ladies shouting with joy at their accomplishment. They do so much for so many, and we are so thankful that they love our mission.

Lesley, Lesley, Lesley – Our girl Lesley Bennett has done it again – beseeching the Arbor Creek Community to bring new socks to her home on behalf of Comfort Socks. What drives her? She simply feels the burden of the lost. This is the third year Lesley has stepped forward – and she just keeps getting more and more inspired to help. This is the message I want our followers (and future followers) to understand – Once you start to move on the Comfort Socks mission – you will find that your sock drive will take on a life of it’s own. Go on, give it try, and find out the blessing you receive when you bless others.

The 245 pairs of warm socks Shepherd's Assembly collected will not only bless the 245 people who will receive them, but also me, the congregation who gave them, and also the shelter volunteers that hand them out, and those of you reading this newletter. This is an example of the Lord's multiplication table - take the desire to give one person the warmth of the new socks - and wow - sit back and watch His hand in action. Thank you for your obedience in so many areas, Sister Llena and Shepherds Assembly , and blessings be upon all your work.

You remember we asked for creative ways to celebrate our 4th birthday? Well Ms. Nicole Tese Gladden and Ms. Jo Bailey, teachers at Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, SC came up with a great way incorporate the # 4 into good works. For every 4 pairs of socks a student brings to school, the student will earn one service credit. The Dutch Fork High School Sock Drive will continue through the Christmas. Thank you, faculty and students of Dutch Fork High for sharing some warmth during the cold months ahead.

Socks for Sandy
Is your heart is breaking for those affected by Hurricane Sandy? Comfort Socks began reaching out to homeless shelters in NYC right away for those suddenly homeless by the storm. Your support of the Comfort Socks “Socks for Sandy” effort enabled us to send socks to Rockaway and Lindenhurst areas, two places affected greatly by this hurricaine.

Comfort Socks teamed up with Mercy Seat Ministries located in Lindenhurst NY to distribute socks to those in need. Mercy Street has been busy going door to door supplying food, water, snacks, cleaning supplies and whatever is needed. We thank you, Bill and Jennifer for your service. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mercy-Seat/124013214285732

Thank You Contributors - for Your Faithfulness

Special thanks to St Lukes Lutheran Men, Ms Elizabeth Benton, Chapter One Book Club for their awesome support this month.

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 41,211 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.

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