PROGRAMS

Street Outreach

Join us as we canvass the streets of Washington, DC to share hugs, prayers and of course, socks to our neighbors struggling with housing insecurity. All to often the homeless population goes unnoticed and it is important that we make people know they are valued…it is a command that we extend our hand to make the invisible, visible.

To sign up, visit our Events page today!

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SOCKS Box

The SOCKS Box

The SOCKS Box is an essential component of our outreach program. The Box itself can be made of various materials from cardboard to plastic, but what doesn’t change is its purpose – to receive socks desperately needed for our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

 

SOCKS Ambassadors

Every SOCKS Box needs a SOCKS Ambassador to lead the campaign. SOCKS Ambassadors coordinate the setup of the Box, collection of the socks and coordination with SOCKS to ensure the goods are received by our constituents.

There are 2 types of SOCKS Boxes a SOCKS Ambassador can host – our proprietary Boxes (pictured above) and ones made by hand using creativity. SOCKS Boxes can be hosted on permanent or semi-permanent basis.

WILL YOU JOIN US AS A SOCKS AMBASSADOR?? For more information on becoming a SOCKS Ambassador email us at: info@socksmovement.org. 

 

SOCKS Box Drives

SOCKS Box Drives are an impactful and fun way to get involved with the SOCKS Movement. Think of a SOCKS Box Drive as a campaign to raise as many (new) socks as you can. A Drive can be hosted at your workplace, worship place, school or business. SOCKS Box Drives typically have a duration of 2 to 4 weeks to give supporters ample time to coordinate their donations.

 

SOCKS has been fortunate to partner with schools, banks, government agencies, nonprofits, and small and large businesses in 5 states and the District of Columbia to host SOCKS Box Drives. Socks raised through SOCKS Box Drives are used to fuel our Street Outreach Ministry in the Washington, DC area.

 

We’d love to have you host SOCKS Box Drive. We need SOCKS Boxes in all 50 states…all over the world! Will you join us?? Let’s remind the world what love looks like together.

 

Here’s how to launch your own SOCKS Box Drive*

If you are in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, contact us at info@socksmovement.org to Adopt one of our custom SOCKS Boxes (pictured above) or see below for instructions on how to officially launch your own SOCKS Box Drive!

If you are outside of the Washington, DC area or just want to create your own official SOCKS Box, see below.

Thank you in advance for joining the SOCKS Movement! #SOCKSboxdrive

  1. Download our SOCKS Box flyer here.
  2. Purchase a large-sized cardboard box. (Here’s an example)
  3. Cover your box with wrapping or bulletin board paper. (Here’s an example)
  4. Attach the SOCKS Box flyer to your decorated SOCKS BOX.
  5. Take a picture with your SOCKS Box and announce you have joined the SOCKS Movement by posting to Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook using the hashtag #SOCKSboxdrive
  6. Encourage people in your network to donate new socks!
  7. Once the drive is complete, take a picture with your haul, tag @socksmovement and use the hashtag #SOCKSboxdrive
  8. Donated socks can be…
    • shared with a local shelter
    • distributed by hand by a team of volunteers you assemble
    • shipped to SOCKS for distribution

 

*If you are under 18 years old, make sure you have your parent or guardian’s permission.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate participation in the strengthening of our communities is an essential component of a city’s philanthropic landscape. Is your company looking to partner with a nonprofit with deep roots in the community? Whether it’s a monetary donation or a social responsibility event, we’ve got you covered.

Email us at info@socksmovement.org to learn more about our corporate partnership initiatives.

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Workforce Development

To compliment our outreach, or “hand out” programming, SOCKS is building workforce development programming, or “hand up” initiatives to help those looking to make that next stride in their professional life a giant leap towards self-sufficiency.

In 2019 SOCKS teamed up with Careers in Nonprofits  and Prince George’s Works/EDSI to deliver a “Resume Do’s and  Don’ts” workshop that received stellar reviews from participants. During the workshop, participants benefitted from training delivered by experts in the field of HR, staffing and workforce development.

More exciting programming coming soon, stay tuned!

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To compliment our outreach, or “hand out” programming, SOCKS is building workforce development programming, or “hand up” initiatives to help those looking to make that next stride in their professional life a giant leap towards self-sufficiency.

In 2019 SOCKS teamed up with Careers in Nonprofits  and Prince George’s Works/EDSI to deliver a “Resume Do’s and  Don’ts” workshop that received stellar reviews from participants. During the workshop, participants benefitted from training delivered by experts in the field of HR, staffing and workforce development.

More exciting programming coming soon, stay tuned!