SOCKTOBER: A Month Long Community Sock Drive
Every October, we here at Socks & Souls want to prove that even the smallest act of caring, like donating a pair of new socks, can help make a huge difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless which is why we host a variety of Socktober Collections!
Do you want to be a part of our Socktober Collections? Check out who is participating near you via our Socktober 2018 Illinois Locations Link! Then fill out this Google Survey to become a location donation site or feel free to contact us with questions if needed!
Wait, what is SOCKTOBER?!? Well if you didn't know already, SOCKTOBER is a national sole warming movement that gives everyone an easy and fun way to help those in need within their very own town! All anyone needs in order to participate is a new pair of socks and Socks & Souls will help you do the rest, as we are hosting our own Illinois SOCKTOBER collections through the help of some of our soul warming friends!
Watch the video below for some inspiration with SOCKTOBER:
So why SOCKTOBER? Because every night in the United States an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets and need simple things, like socks, to help get them through the night. Plus the number one needed clothing item for those in need is new socks, but people very rarely ever donate new socks to the homeless!
So where can you donate some socks to this SOCKTOBER? Look below for an Illinois town near you and visit any of the soul warming places listed for 2017, as they have partnered up with us and we will be delivering all the sole warmers they collect to those in need at the end of SOCKTOBER!
Illinois locations that are partnering up with Socks & Souls for Socktober:
The City of Abingdon, Illinois (Map):
The Village of Bloomingdale, Illinois (Map):
Township Food Pantry - 123 Rosedale Avenue, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
The Village of Bradley, Illinois (Map):
The City of St. Charles, Illinois (Map):
A big soul warming Socks & Souls 'Thank You' goes out to the Glendale Heights Home Depot for always supplying the Sock Collection bins for all of the participating locations - we couldn't sponsor such a great cause without your help!
Are you a location outside of Illinois that wants to participate in Socktober? If so, feel free to Contact us for some soul warming help in setting up your own Socktober collection site!
Do you need some materials to promote your SOCKTOBER Collections? If so, feel free to click the these items to print off a copy of our Socks & Souls SOCKTOBER Logo or our Socks & Souls SOCKTOBER Flyer to use on your sock collection boxes or as advertising on your social media sites!
Want to see how we did last year with SOCKTOBER 2016 collections? If so, check out our Sock Drive 2017 Collections Results that warmed the souls, and soles, of nearly 12,000 individuals in need
Want to see how we did last year with SOCKTOBER 2016 collections? If so, check out our Sock Drive 2016 Collections Results that warmed the souls, and soles, of over 11,000 individuals in need!
Want to see how we did with our SOCKTOBER 2015 collections? If so, check out our Sock Drive Collections Results that warmed the souls, and soles, of nearly 5,000 individuals in need!