Sock Drives

Three of the Moms at Shir Ami Synagog in Newtown, PA who helped organize a sock drive to provide new socks for the homeless for The Joy of Sox

Conducting sock drives is a fun activity and a great way to both raise awareness of the plight of the homeless and the problems they have from not having new socks.

Sock drives can be held in your school, church, workplace, favorite store…or anyplace.

We have found that various classes, grades or departments can get into some friendly competition during the course of a sock drive.  For example, one dorm at a college or university may feel “energized” to collect more new socks than another dorm. Or the 6th graders feel that there is no way the 4th graders will collect more socks.

You get the idea.  And everybody wins.


Instructions on how to run a Sock Drive

Here are the instructions on how to run a sock drive.  Make sure you let us know what you are doing so we can spread the word about your great drive!!

Click here to go to our Contact page and sent us an email or give us a call!  We’d love to hear from you and discuss your ideas.

To view and/or print out the Sock Drive Instructions please click the link bellow.

Sox Drive Instructions in pdf format 11-30-15

How to find a shelter in your area

If you are conducting a sock drive and want to donate the socks locally here are two website we’ve found that can help you find shelters in your area.

The first one is,  the second is     When you click on the links you will leave our website and be taken to theirs.  We feel that the directories are legitimate, but since we do not maintain them we cannot vouch for their accuracy.

If you encounter any problems please contact us.