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Supply, NC 28462, United States
Comfort Socks (www.comfortsocksonline.org)is a 501(c)3 public charity that collects new socks from individuals, schools, companies, and apparel manufacturers. We then distribute the socks to homeless shelters, non-profit organizations who primarily serve the homeless, and to church and veteran homeless programs. Our mission is simple - Comfort- It just feels good to put on a new pair of socks, and we believe this warm and comfortable feeling can help to ease the pain of someone who feels lost or forgotten by this world. Comfort Socks stretches its service to homeless shelters coast to coast across America. We welcome volunteers and encourage sock drives and donations. Please keep us in your prayers and on your donation list -

Saturday, December 18, 2010

South Brunswick Island Womans Clubs Supports Comfort Socks

Special Thanks to the General Federation of Women's Clubs - the South Brunswick Chapter for their donation of 179 pairs of great quality socks. This is the second year that these very special woman have stepped up to support the Comfort Socks mission. To find out more about all their great work in and about our community, just click on the link below.

Find out more about the Comfort Socks Mission on our website at www.comfortsocksonline.org

Multi-Cultural Greek Council of Virgina Commonwealth University Supports Comfort Socks

Over 60 pairs of socks were received today from the Multi-Cultural Greek Council of Virgina Commonwealth University. Every pair of socks matters so we extend a big thank to MGC of VCU from the 60 + homeless people who will receive the comfort of new socks because of your efforts.


Find out more about how you can help Comfort Socks, and remember, Every Sock Matters. 


Christmas Came Early - Thanks to North Pines, Inc

Christmas has come a little early for Comfort Socks - Fed Ex just dropped off 4 big boxes full of socks from our friends at North Pines Inc. Thank you so much David and Jennifer, for reaching out to us time after time after time. You are such a great blessing to Comfort Socks, and to all those feet you help keep warm and dry. Please check out their great deals and quality merchandise at the link below.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Is there a kind, inspirational voice in you?

Is there a kind, inspirational voice in you? Why not share it with Project Hope? Your unique message of hope will be laminated on a Slip - that will be sent to Comfort Socks, to be 'slipped' inside socks for homeless people and families. This is a great way to show you care, and express your kindness at the same time. To find out how you can be a part, contact Soodle Billy @ mindless.chatter@hotmail.com.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Comfort Socks Needs You and Believes in You

Dear Comfort Socks Family,

Comfort Socks has received so many requests for socks. More than ever before - But we are not discouraged, we are confident in our supporters - we believe in You.

Ask yourself, How many pairs of socks do I have? Imagine if the answer was not even one pair. Please, do what you can to send socks our way - if each supporter gave just one 6 pack of socks (about 5 bucks)- we would be able to provide the comfort of warm, dry socks to more people than ever before.

As you plan for Thanksgiving and Christmas - and appreciate the blessings in your own life, please remember what a great blessing you can be to others.

From the 20,000 plus people we have already helped in the past, please accept a warm thank you with gratitude.

On a personal note, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done and will do in the future, to keep Comfort Socks growing and helping those without a home.



Theresa Tese
Comfort Socks
PO Box 477
Supply, NC 28462
(910) 269-8577

Mens Crew Socks are the most needed - Many requests are coming in from the northern states, so the warmer the better.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sock Drive

How easy it is to do a sock drive for Comfort Socks.

Here are some simple ways to help make a difference in the lives of others.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Comfort Socks and SOLE join hands - or should we say 'Feet"

Comfort Socks is proud to welcome SOLE as a sock donor to our cause. We happily received over 400 pairs of these durable, supportive, breathable, and very soft and comfy socks to be enjoyed by the homeless men of America we serve.  Here is a bit about SOLE.

SOLE is a Canadian-based company established in 2000, with the launch of our first Custom Footbed. Our goal was to develop a superior footbed, at a price anyone could afford. We looked at products on the market from $350 custom orthotics to generic cushioning insoles. By rethinking the manufacturing process we brought together the very best technical elements to encourage balance, stability, alignment, proper weight distribution and a custom fit. Since then, we've introduced 7 additional footbeds, performance-based socks, and an outstanding line-up of orthopedic sandals.

To learn more about SOLE, please visit

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Comfort Socks Receives Socks from Europe

Today Comfort Socks received socks from Europe.

Now isn't it good to know that people in other countries care about the Homeless of America?

Comfort Socks August 2010 Newsletter

Well - it's out - the August 2010 Newsletter for Comfort Socks.

Take a peak and find out what we have been up to.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Comfort Socks Welcomes Standupforkids.org

Comfort Socks proudly welcomes Standupforkids.org, our newest sock recipient. The mission of StandUp For Kids is to help homeless and street kids.

We just boxed up over 300 pairs of socks to help their Boston, MA location. We ourselves, are comforted to know that the comfort and warmth we strive to provide, will be felt by these kids on the streets of Boston, especially now that soon the colder weather will be upon us.


Your support helps us to achieve these goals.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Comfort Socks Cares about our Vets

Each year, the Wilmington NC Veterans Standown provides services, meals, medical care, and a care bag (that includes several pairs of socks) to the areas homeless veterans. 

Comfort Socks is proud to have provided socks to the Wilmington NC Veterans Standown each year since inception and we have no intention of stopping.......

Comfort Socks is a 501(c)3 public charity that provides new socks to homeless shelters all across the United States.Aside from the obvious hygiene benefits of new socks for homeless people and families, our mission is one of Comfort. We believe that new socks simply feel good, and will help tend to the soul as well as the body of someone going through a difficult time.

Comfort Socks welcomes volunteers to organize sock drives and spread the word about our work.

To learn how you can help, please visit our website @ www.comfortsocksonline.org

Comfort Socks July 2010 Newsletter

Hello Everyone

The Comfort Socks July 2010 Newsletter is now available.

Just click on the live link and/or pdf link to read what we have been up to.

We want to hear your ideas, so if you have any suggestions or ways that we can spread the word about our work - please let us know. Use the contact us form on our website - or email us at: theresa@comfortsocksonline.org

July 2010 Newsletter in PDF form

Cuurent Newsletter with live links

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Help our Homeless Veterans - Send Us Socks Today

Please read these interesting factsheet about Homeless Veterans published by the National Coalition for the Homeless, September 2009.

 Please help us provide the comfort of new socks.


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Comfort Socks June 2010 Newsletter is Now Available

Extra, Extra, Read all about it. Read all about what we have been up to, that is.

Here is the pdf Link

Click here for the email version, complete with working links.

Are your feet warm and dry?

Are your feet warm and dry? So many people in our country are too scared, ashamed or wounded in their heart and spirit to sleep in a homeless shelter at night. Even during the summer months, socks are so important. They keep the insects away and provide warmth. We are after the comfort a new pair of socks can bring to someone.

Many people have pledged to send socks, and they really mean to, but sometimes the mission is not completed.

Please help us do our work. The requests are coming in from the shelters, and we are working very hard to keep our inventory flowing.

Please contact me directly if you have any questions.  Every single pair of socks matters, so please, socks are small thing, but they really do make a big difference to the person's feet who would otherwise be cold and wet.

If you collect socks, email me for the delivery address.

If you would like to donate, every dollar helps 2 people.

Our June Newsletter is out now, and don't forget to enter our contest.

We apprecaite you so much.


Theresa Tese

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

April Newsletter is available

Dear Comfort Socks Family

Here is the link to our April Issue of the Comfort Socks Newsletter.


Stay tuned for May - it is gonna be a good one

Don't forget to follow us on twitter and facebook

Friday, March 26, 2010

The King and the Bride

Comfort Socks is always impressed when young people step forward to make a difference in the world. But last Saturday evening, at St. Peter the Fisherman church in Wilmington, NC, the performances of the King and the Bride far surpassed what we expected (sort of like our Lord's blessing to us - always better than we can imagine).

What has this show got to with Socks, you may ask? Well, Comfort Socks applauds these young men and women, who took so much of their time and themselves to share the story of Christ returning for His church set in contemporary time. We are proud to be in relationship with the youth of America in any positive of expression of God's goodness, kindness, and love.

The screenplay was written simply but powerfully. The story takes place in modern day America and starts with a young boy pretending to be sick so he didn't have to go to school. A concerned uncle learns while visiting with the boy, that he is confused as to the angry reaction of a school mate. The uncle proceeds to tell the story of Sams undying love for Lucy, an angry and bitter, feeling very abandoned and worthless young woman

The story reveals the truth of God's love for us, and His many attempts to show His love through His grace, understanding, and hopes in our lives.

I was so touched by the story, and thrilled to learn that the  music was original and written especially for the show by William, the young man who played Sam (one of the lead characters). The props and set was well thought out. All the actors did a unbelievable job, but the performances of William (Sam) and Casey (Lucy) really touched our hearts.

Would like to mention that we were invited to the performance by Deacon David Hueholt of St. Peter the Fisherman church, who receives socks from us to support their Early Bread Program. The Early Bread program gives socks on Sunday Mornings to the Wilmington, NC area homeless along with breakfast and encouragement. After the performance, we were excited to learn that William, who played Sam in the show, was David's son. William and Casey- Bravo for an excellent performance.

The consensus is that the Lord is not quite done with this great show - so we will watch expectantly for the next performance.

Monday, March 1, 2010

February 2010 Newsletter now ready

Dear Comfort Socks Family

Wondering what we have been up to? Well, wait now more - the February Newsletter is now ready.


We thank you so much for your caring of others -

You are very special to us

Friday, February 19, 2010

Can you Commit?

Can you commit?
Comfort Socks has faith that you can - that is why when the Love in Action Ministry of Ft Lauderdale, FL asked Comfort Socks for a commitment of 500 pairs of socks every three months, we said YES. We hope you will say YES, too.

Sock drives are easy and fun - and can make such a huge difference in your life and the lives of others. Won't you be a part of our Faith in Action - We welcome your spirit to help others.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Comfort Socks Now Has a Target Wish List

Dear Comfort Socks Family
Wishing for an easy way to help put socks on the feet of those in need?

Check out the new Comfort Socks Wish List on Target.com.

Here is the link


Just purchase the socks right online from Target, and have them shipped right to our warehouse. Don't worry - target knows the address :)

Remember, the greatest need for homeless shelters is white mens crew socks.

Hope to hear from you - and thank you for your support. You are making more of a difference than you may realize.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Comfort Socks Loves the Good Life Paper

The Good Life Papers is an amazing testimony. One day, while vacationing in the mountains, a Good Life Paper found it's way into the hands of Leslie Averitt. She felt so inspired, and could not put it down. After contacting the publisher, Leslie knew this was the path for her, so she worked out the details, and her first issue of the Good Life Paper was ready in Oct 2005, just 6 weeks after meeting with the publisher.

Leslie lets the Lord lead her each month, so it is no wonder that many find exactly what they need when they read it. She is an inspiration, trusting that it all will come together each and every month, and it always does. Faith leads to the blessing of faithfulness from our Father. 

Thank you, Leslie, for being such an inspiration to me and to so many others, and for creating a way to spread the Good Life - through printed word and through your spirit, faith and dedication, and yes, some very long hours.

Supported by donations, prayers and advertising dollars, the Good Life Paper will celebrate it's 5 year anniversary this summer. Leslie has help from a dedicated graphic artist, Manon, who does a wonderful job.

The Good Life paper is available online, and is FREE in printed form and is just a click away at http://www.thegoodlifepaper.com.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Homeless Feet (2005)

Dear Comfort Socks Family

We have been blessed by Patricia Montesano who has allowed us to post her poem on our website. The Poem is called "Homeless Feet"

This poem was written in 2005, and is about the feet of a homeless person as they search for......well, you should read it for yourself.
Yes, it mentions how socks are a comfort.

Please read it when you get a minute. You can find the link on the heartfelt comments page of the Comfort Socks, or at the link below.


Thank you for opening your hearts, minds and spirits to the needs of homeless people and families.

Theresa Tese
Comfort Socks

Monday, February 1, 2010

Comfort Socks January 2010 Newsletter is now READY

Each month, Comfort Socks is privileged  to be in contact with so many people. People who care about others, and people who are in need. We would like to share with you all that we do. In one months time, alot goes on around here.

Here is a link to the Comfort Socks January 2010 newsletter.

We pray that you will step forward and help us accomplish our mission.

You will be surprised at how much joy you will receive from just a little bit of effort. More important, is the comfort you will giving to those lost, misplaced, and going through a difficult time.

Won't you please contact us? We would love your support.

If you would like to be added to our email list, please tell us in an email to


Hope to hear from you soon and remember
Every Sock Matters, Every Dollar Matters, Every Heart Matters.

Theresa Tese
Founder and Executive Director
Comfort Socks

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Comfort Socks is now on Facebook

Comfort Socks is now on Facebook. Please consider becoming a fan or a friend.
Either way, we are excited to part of Facebook, and hope that you will share our mission with your friends.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Comfort Socks Welcomes Oceangate Entertainment

Comfort Socks first learned about Oceangate from their blog entry "How It Started with a Pair of Socks"


We found through further communication with Oceangate, that they are producing a documentary called "Land of Liberty".

"Land Of Liberty" is a seventy-ninety minute documentary on homelessness in the United States. It will cover locations in Martinsburg, WV, Baltimore Md., Washington, D.C. , Los Angeles, and New York City. This compassionate film will follow three main characters through various stages of homelessness.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with Oceangate and their projects. It is obvious their efforts are geared to help those hurting, lost and misplaced. Please do all you can to encourage their work.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Comfort Socks loves Hope Mill, Inc.

One of the most wonderful Blessings Comfort Socks has received, is the gift of meeting those who have a heart to help others. The Founder of HopeMill, Inc, Pearl Huber, is one such blessing. Pearl and I met online when she sent an email requesting socks for her non-profit organization.

As I became familiar with HopeMill's purpose, the true feeling of Hope became apparent, for those lost and living on the streets. HopeMill creates backpacks full of well thought out items that homeless individuals value and require to survive (one of the most items, of course, is SOCKS).

Hope Mill says "Can you imagine what it would feel like to have no place to call home? Unfortunately, millions of American men, women and children know this feeling all too well.When a person is homeless, simple things that many of us take for granted are beyond reach. Basic things - like something to eat and drink, a change of clothes, a warm scarf, a pillow to rest their head on at night, and basic personal care products. Even finding storage for what belongings they do have can be difficult, since they must be able to carry their things with them.

Who is homeless?

    * Older adults (over 62)
    * Families with young children
    * Teens
    * Veterans
    * Young men and women

      Virtually very segment of society is affected!

A typical Hope Mill CarePack includes:

Bottled water or juice, and non-perishable food items such as cheese & crackers, tuna or chicken salad kits, fruit snacks, beef jerky, fruit cups or applesauce, cookies, etc. Also included are personal care items such as soap and washcloth, shampoo, disposable razor, deodorant, shaving cream, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, individual packs of laundry soap, tissues, chap stick, hairbrush, anti-bacterial wipes, band aids, a new pair of socks, a t-shirt or fleece scarf, two stamped envelopes along with a pen and notepad and a couple of inspirational and comforting Bible verses.

The Kids Paks contain, in addition to many of the items above, a few child specific items - such as a coloring book and crayons, and a small stuffed animal or toy.

To learn more about Hope Mill, please visit Hopemill.com. Give Pearl and her volunteers a word of encouragement and support. They are a wonderful organization, and Comfort Socks is proud to call them friend.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Items of Hope for Homeless

Dear Comfort Socks Supporters

Many of you probably receive all kinds of items in the mail from religious organizations and the like (metals, cards, etc).
Have you been wondering what to do with all of them? Well, they can be a beacon of hope for those who are homeless.

Comfort Socks will be happy to receive them, and include them with the socks we give to homeless shelters across the United States.

Please mail them to us, and if you are able, why not include a donation to Comfort Socks?

This will help us keep the comfort of warm socks flowing to homeless people and families, displaced and concerned.

Thank you for caring for others.

Theresa Tese
Comfort Socks
PO Box 477
Supply, NC 28462
(910) 269-8577

Every Sock, Every Dollar, Every Heart Matters

Isaiah 40:22 - It is He who sits above the circle of the earth

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Comfort Socks Joins With Operation Warm Feet

Comfort Socks reminds you that you may purchase socks from any online store, and have the socks shipped directly to us. In addition to this means of support, Comfort Socks has also joined with Operation Warm Feet as another way to help.

What is Operation Warm Feet? An easy question to answer.

Here is the Press Release just send out to the internet world.

Minneapolis—January 20, 2010—AOI Marketing and Rovrr partnered to create Operation Warm Feet, an online program that makes it easy to donate socks to homeless shelters.AOI and Rovrr discovered through directors of local shelters that there is a shortage of socks for the homeless.
“With in-kind donations, it is easy for people to overlook and take for granted basic needs like socks,” stated Clara Braddock, Salvation Army Harbor Lights Center in Minneapolis.  She continued, “New, clean socks are highly valued by our clients and we just don’t always have enough for everyone.”

Operation Warm Feet is one of the first programs of its kind to connect socks and other in-kind donations directly to shelters in a fully customized online environment.
“We wanted to simplify the in-kind donation process and make it easier for donors to respond to urgent needs of local charities,” said Jennifer Katz, CEO of AOI Marketing.  She continued, “Now, with a few clicks through the

Operation Warm Feet website, anyone can donate and feel confident that the socks and other items they send will be delivered directly to the shelter of their choice.”

At launch, Operation Warm Feet has the support of fifteen homeless shelters.  Most supporting shelters are based in Minnesota.  Donors simply select the shelter of their choice and purchase socks.

“Because nearly sixty percent of our guests are children, we always have a need for the basics like socks and diapers.  As an Operation Warm Feet partner, it’ll be easier for us to fulfill these needs and allocate more resources to families who need help,” said Amy Jenkins, Director of Development at People Serving People in Minneapolis.

Donate with just a few clicks at www.OperationWarmFeet.com and become a fan on Facebook.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Comfort Socks Receives Donation of 160 Pairs of Socks

What a wonderful thing, to see people get together for the good of others?

Comfort Socks was contacted by a local womens group, who get together and do numerous events for the good of the community. Comfort Socks was blessed to be a part of that, when we learned that 160 pairs of socks have been collected for our mission.

We will be posting the particulars shortly, but wanted to let you know about how we have been blessed right away.

Comfort Socks and Happy Face Nursery School team up together

Comfort Socks has been blessed with 84 pairs of socks from Happy Face Nursery School, Califon, NJ.

Special thanks to Jacqueline McCloskey who found Comfort Socks on the web and presented the sock drive idea to faculty and parents of the children. Requests for socks were made in the Dec 2009 Happy Face Newsletter –

Thank you for giving Comfort Socks a huge happy face when the socks appeared on our doorstep!

Check out the Happy Face Nursery School at their link http://www.happyfacenurseryschool.com/Home_Page.html Happy Face Nursery School PO Box 81 Califon, NJ 07830 908-832-7510 Director – Valerie Shlimbaum President – Sue Connelly

Your Online Searching and Shopping Helps Us

Here's a new easy way to raise money for Comfort Socks. Just start using Yahoo! powered GoodSearch.com as your search engine, choose Comfort Socks as your chairty, and GoodSearch will donate about a penny to Comfort Socks every time you do a search! In addition, do all of your shopping through their online shopping mall, GoodShop.com, where you can shop at more than 900 top online retailers and a percentage of your purchases will go to the charity or school of your choice. You pay the same price as you normally would, but a donation goes to your cause! Just choose Comfort Socks, it's that easy to help. Here's the web site — http://www.goodsearch.com. You can also read about GoodSearch in the NY Times, Oprah Magazine, CNN, ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. I know that times are difficult for most, but the reality is that there are expenses involved in running a non-profit organization. Here is a way you can support Comfort Socks without costing you anything. An easy way to remember is to set up GoodSearch.com as your homepage in your browser. when you do your online shopping, go on GoodShop.com and select Comfort Socks. Comfort Socks, and the agencies that we serve, thank you very much for your support.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Comfort Socks Seeks Minutes of Your Time

Comfort Socks is asking "Do you have rollover minutes?"

Why not use them for good?

This year, Comfort Socks seeks volunteers willing to call their local elementary schools and co-ordinate a "Sock Week". We have found that principals and faculty alike welcome the opportunity to instill good values in their students. Sock drives are an easy way for children to help.

You will be surprised at how a few "minutes" of your time, will make a huge difference in the lives of others.

In addition to collecting much needed socks for homeless people and families, you will administering comfort to those who are hurting and misplaced.

To add to the blessing of this good work, you will assist in teaching children the value of helping others by acts of kindness. The seeds you are planning will result in blessings for you, them and for the world.

To find out more about how you can help, just contact us at

We look forward to hearing a great big YES from the willingness of your heart.

Comfort Socks is a 501(c)3 public charity, and all donations of tax deductible as allowed by law.