Helpful Info

Dangers to the Homeless Without Socks.

In this article Susan Papp-Mlodzienski, DPM FACFAS explains the dangers to the homeless without socks.

She addresses four major areas of concern:

  • Environmental
  • Mechanical
  • Infectious and
  • Social.


Please click below to see and/or print out Danger to the Homeless Without Socks:

A video of Dr. Papp-Mlodzienski explaining the dangers can be found on our YouTube Channel.

Our 501(c)(3) Determination Letter from the IRS

Here is a copy of our 501(c)(3) determination letter form the IRS.  This is the document that says we are a nonprofit.  If you are asking for donations (socks or funds) and someone wants to see our determination letter please feel free to print it out and share with them.

Please click below to see and/or print out The Joy of Sox’s 501(c)(3) determination letter:

Our State Resolutions/Proclamations: New York, Pennsylvania, North Dakota

New York, Pennsylvania and North Dakota have recognized the importance of new socks for the homeless and the recognizes the impact that The Joy of Sox® plays in that mission by issuing either a state proclamation or resolution.

In North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed a Proclamation.  In New York a Legislative Resolution was signed and sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo.  In Pennsylvania a state Senate Resolution was passed.

Coming soon: California, Wisconsin, Massachusetts

Volunteer/Visitor Waiver and Release Form

All volunteers and visitors must sign the Volunteer/Visitor Waiver and Release Form.

Anyone who volunteers in any capacity, and anyone who volunteers or visits the warehouse must sign this form.

To make it simple, you can click on the form on the right and that will take you to a PDF. You can then download the form, fill it out, sign it and give it to a representative of The Joy of Sox.