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Comfort Socks Newsletter - December 2012

New Socks for the Homeless 

Because You Chose to Do Something About It

Socks this month went out to our local community, Wilmington, Seattle, WA and Kentucky. Since Comfort Socks began, over 43,000 pairs of socks have touched the lives of others – Why? Because you chose to do something about it. You chose to cover cold, bare feet with the warmth of your love – This is how we want to start the New Year – with a promise of hope for those without this basic need. To care and love those whom you will never see is a very beautiful thing, accomplishing so much more than covering feet. You are providing hope and comfort. God Bless each and every one of you. If you have not yet supported Comfort Socks with socks, monetary donations, cards of hope, prayers, or any other way, please make this year the year you start. We welcome you to experience the Comfort Socks mission. Your love in action makes a difference. Comfort the Feet, Comfort the Soul.

Teaching our children the power of prayer is a practice that will no doubt yield fruit.  Here's an idea, children can hold a small sock in their hands while they pray for the homeless (and for Comfort Socks too please). Keep the sock under their pillow. 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.

Sock Stuff 

A Riddle for you. If your sock drawer has 6 black socks, 4 brown socks, 8 white socks, and 2 tan socks, how many socks would you have to pull out in the dark to be sure you had a matching pair? Please LIKE our facebook page or go to the 'contact us' page of our website and message us with your answer - See next months newsletter to see who was first to get it right.

Welcome New Sock Recipients

Welcome Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network    http://wihn.net/
The Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network (WIHN) unites communities of faith in a collaborative effort to assist homeless families. On a rotating basis, 13 host congregations provide accommodations and meals for up to four families for one week, four times a year. An additional 25 congregations support the hosts, providing material, human, and financial resources to support the program. Volunteers from the congregations provide meals and support services. Their mission is to provide Cape Fear's homeless families with emergency and transitional services that assist them in regaining their independence.


Thank you, Sock Collectors, Keep em Coming

Loving that the Brunswick Plantation Living facebook page posted our short clip - what a great community - so willing to serve others. Keep an eye out - we will be doing more together. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlJ99SYH9Ds

Special thanks to Tom Adams for his kind, generous and consistent heart for the Comfort Socks mission. http://www.adamsbuildingcompany.com/

A Word from 
Mercy Seat Ministries  - Comfort Socks Hurricane Sandy Partner who went door to door supplying food, water, socks, clothing, snacks, cleaning supplies and whatever was needed. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mercy-Seat/124013214285732

Mercy Seat wrote; "We wanted to let you know that the last time we went out was 2 weeks ago and we were at the Long Beach location. We had the rest of the socks with us ... they were the big hit. What an incredible ministry you have. When we say we all want to minister to the needs of people from the soles their feet to the tops of their heads you've really got it right. Jennifer and I have realized that the basic need of being warm and feeling clean is something that brings great comfort to people in need. We have been greatly blessed by partnering with you and look forward to doing ministry together in the future."

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 43,082 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 ? 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.

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