On Martin Luther King Day of Service, 45 people from Cabrini University, a local high school and community volunteers worked at The Joy of Sox’s warehouse in Phoenixville, PA sorting donated new socks and putting them into plastic bags for later distribution.
By the end of the day they had over 19,000 pairs in bags ready to distribute to those experiencing homelessness around the Philadelphia and NJ region.
On Friday February 14 – Valentine’s Day – five vans from Cabrini will be filled with socks and delivered to shelters in Philadelphia, the surrounding Pennsylvania suburban counties, plus Camden and Trenton, NJ.
These sock events by Cabrini are part of their Give Love Give Socks Give Hope social justice initiative. The Spread Joy and Warmth This Valentine’s Day video below gives an overview of The Joy of Sox and Cabrini’s involvement.
The Joy of Sox® is a Philadelphia-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission of giving joy to those experiencing homelessness by giving them new socks. Their vision is to be the most effective sock charity in the United States, and to give every person experiencing homelessness in America six pairs of new socks every year. Founded in 2010 they have given over 402,000 pairs of new socks to those experiencing homelessness in 33 states and five countries. For more information please visit www.TJoS.org.
For more information about The Joy of Sox, please contact, Tom Costello, Jr, Founder and Chief Sock Person, The Joy Of Sox, [email protected], 610-745-1075.