We did it!  On November 15th, 2023, at Prevention Point in Philadelphia, we distributed our 1,000,000th pair of new socks. Thanks to everyone!

Now it’s on to two million…and beyond!

A million is a lot!

For example, a stack of one million dollar bills would be about 358 feet tall, approximately the height of a 30-35 story building. 

A million quarters would weigh about 25 tons or 50,000 pounds—roughly the same as a humpback whale or an average firetruck.

So, speaking of big numbers, The Joy of Sox® has a goal for 2023. And that goal is to distribute our 1,000,000th pair of new socks for those experiencing homelessness. And that’s a lot. End-to-end, they would be about 378 miles long. That’s the approximate distance from Philadelphia to Toronto, Canada. Or Los Angeles to San Francisco. Or Denver to Salt Lake City.

But as impactful as those numbers may be, the real impact is the positive difference that those new socks make in the daily lives of those living on the streets. Please watch the YouTube videos below to hear some of their stories.

How You Can Help

There are many ways that you can help support our “Going for a Million in 2023” campaign! Click one of the options below for more details.

Two people in front of our sock distribution table in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
Every month we distribute new socks to organizations that serve the men, women and children experiencing homelessness.
Thank you to the Sacred Heart School in Havertown for their recent sock drive!
Three cheers for the Cabrini University Women's Lacrosse team who gave so generously of their time at The Joy of Sox warehouse.
We are so thankful for the support of Villanova University students, alumni, faculty and staff over the years!
Parents and students from Beaumont Elementary HSA recently donated over 575 pairs of socks!
A huge shout-out to Holy Cross Regional School for conducting a sock drive for the 9th consecutive year!
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About Us

Founded in 2010, The Joy of Sox® has collected and distributed hundreds of thousands of new socks to people experiencing homelessness in the Philadelphia area and across the USA including 35 states! We have even been able to provide comfort to those in need around the world including Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Uganda. 

Our Mission

Through the generosity of our donors and volunteers, our mission is to provide joy and health to the men, women, and children who experience homelessness by giving them new socks.

Learn More

For more details about The Joy of Sox® and our “Going for a Million in 2023” campaign, please click on the PDF link below!

Number of Pairs Distributed


Become a part of our “Going for TWO Million in 2025″ campaign by conducting a sock drive, volunteering, or helping to spread the word about our mission!

We Only Need This Number of Pairs to Reach TWO Million Pairs Distributed