Our Mission

Our mission is simple…to provide joy and health to those experiencing homelessness by giving them new socks.

Our 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, 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 United States! We have even been able to provide comfort to those in need around the world including Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Uganda. 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.

The core to reaching our mission is through sock drives we conduct in the community. These drives can be held at schools, service clubs, church groups, college organizations or anywhere else that a group wants to get involved. After the drive, the new socks are collected, sorted and packed for distribution, either handed out directly by our volunteers at places such as homeless shelters, soup kitchens, clinics, etc. or we partner with local organizations distribute them to the individuals they support. Additionally, we accept donations from individuals, companies, and foundations to purchase new socks.

The Joy of Sox

3 Steps to Bringing Comfort, Joy & Health

Through sock drives, fundraisers, and direct donations, new socks are donated directly or purchased with funds and sent to our warehouse in Phoenixville, PA.

In our warehouse, our team of volunteers sort new socks for men, women and children which are packed for distribution in our signature purple bags.

This is what it’s all about…finally getting the new socks where they are needed! We distribute new socks to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, clinics, and organizations that help those in need.