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
* 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.
- Comfort Socks
- 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 -