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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, 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.