Thank you Playground Pups (664 Amsterdam Ave) for generously donating day care for my dog so that I can hit the streets to pass out socks. Scout really loves being there and I feel better not leaving him alone for extended periods of time. It's wonderful that you have contributed to helping out with this project.
Thank you Kristen Bundy and Columbia University Teachers College Students for your generous donation. It is a wonderful thing to see a few inspired people try to make a difference within their community. Rain is in the forecast for next week so your timing is perfect!
Thank you Bobby Jackson (former New York Jets Football player) and Modell's Sporting Goods for your generous donation. It is a rare thing for a corporation to make a donation without expecting anything in return. I would also like to thank all of the employees at the 795 Columbus Avenue location for being so helpful, polite and kind each time I have visited your store to purchase socks.
I received a $1000.00 check by mail from a donor that wishes to remain anonymous. As soon as the check clears it will go toward the purchase of over 800 pairs of brand new socks! I need more volunteers to help out. If you want to participate please click on the volunteer sign up form on my page. Thanks!
Scroll down for press, my blog about the people that have benefited from this project, to become a volunteer, and a few important facts that everyone should know.
Background: I have given brand new socks to the homeless during the winter months for the past fifteen years.
I want to do more. I want to make this a national event that happens every winter. I want to inspire others to do the same within their own communities. I want to have so many socks that I need a distribution center that rivals the largest retailers. I want to wake up every morning knowing that I am making a difference to someone in need.
Most people are uncomfortable donating to an individual person that is not an established non-profit organization. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and trust that there are people in the world that want to help others without profiting from it. The only profit I receive is gratitude from the people that need our help to be a little warmer while they face another night without shelter.
100% of the money you donate will be used for the purchase of brand new socks (I do not hand out any previously used socks).
If you are unable to donate money perhaps there is something else that you can do to assist. Scroll down to the volunteer link. Please complete the form and I will contact you.
Please share this link with your friends on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and anywhere else that you can think of that will help to spread this mission of compassion.
Many people have requested my mailing address so they can send socks to me instead of donating money. Although I appreciate the offer I must decline. I prefer to purchase the socks personally so that I am able to manage how many socks I have within my limited storage space.
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Reality Dose: According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the number of homeless people in New York City has increased by 69%, to a record 64,000. Nationwide the number is, 610, 042.
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