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:

Did you know that SOCKTOBER was launched a few years ago by Kid President with Brad Montague and has it become an ever going soul, and sole, warming success ever since?

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!

Kid President got some soul warming help for SOCKTOBER from his friend Grover! Together, these two are on a mission with us to let you know that donating socks is easy and you can make a difference one sole at a time! Be like us and help us warm souls through soles this #SOCKTOBER!

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):

KCCDD - 405 S. Western Ave.


The Village of Bartlett, Illinois (Map): 

Cub Scout Pack 198 - Prairieview Elementary 285 Mayflower Lane
Library - 800 S. Bartlett Road
Village Hall - 228 S. Main Street

The City of Batavia, Illinois (Map): 

Advanced Disposal - 1660 Hubbard Ave.

The Village of Bloomingdale, Illinois (Map): 

176 Dental Associates - 176 S. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Bloomingdale Character Counts Coalition - Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Bloomingdale Lions - 181 Glen Ellyn Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Bloomingdale School District 13 Office - 164 Euclid Avenue, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 
Delish Cakes148 S. Bloomingdale Road, Unit 109, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Ducat Chiropractic - 125 S. Bloomingdale Rd Suite #11, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
DuJardin Elementary School - 166 S. Euclid Avenue, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Erickson Elementary School - 277 Springfield Drive, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Episcopal Church of Incarnation - 262 W Army Trail Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Hollywood Cleaners - 160 S Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Kumon - 154 S Bloomingdale Rd d, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Library - 101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Park District - 108 S. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Senior Center6N050 Rosedale Ave # 1, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
St. Isidore Parish - 
431 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Township Food Pantry - 123 Rosedale Avenue, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 
Village Hall - 201 S. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Westfield Middle School - 149 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL 60108


The Village of Bradley, Illinois (Map): 

Bradley Central School - 260 N Michigan Ave., Bradley, IL. 60915


The City of Elgin, Illinois (Map):

Blue Box Cafe - 176 E. Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120
City Hall - 150 Dexter Court, Elgin, IL 60120
Dance It Off with Kim - 730 B W. Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120
Delish Cakes - 213 E Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120
Dog's Paw Brewing - 74 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120
DNA - 10 N Spring Street, Elgin, IL 60120
Elgin Area CVB - 60 S. Grove, Elgin, IL 60120
Escapade 360 - 77 South Riverside Drive, Suite 300, Elgin, Illinois, IL 60120
Rediscover Records - 9 S. Spring Street, Elgin, Illinois 60120


The City of Elmhurst, Illinois (Map):

Bryan Middle School - 111 W. Butterfield Rd


The Village of Franklin Park, Illinois (Map):

Hester Jr. High - 2836 Gustav St.


The City of Galesburg, Illinois (Map):

KCCDD - 2015 Windish Drive
KCCDD - 1200 Monmouth Blvd.


The Village of Glendale Heights, Illinois (Map): 

Organi Soul - 136 E. Army Trail Rd.
Glenside Public Library District - 25 E. Fullerton Avenue


The Village of Glen Ellyn, Illinois (Map): 

B. R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage - 49 Deicke Dr., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.

The Village of Hanover Park, Illinois (Map): 

Laurel Hill Elementary School - 1750 Laurel Avenue, Hanover Park, IL 60133
Library - 1266 Irving Park Road, Hanover Park, IL 60133
Park District - 1919 Walnut Avenue, Hanover Park, IL 60133
Spring Wood Middle School Builders Club - 5540 Arlington Dr E, Hanover Park, IL 60133


The Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois (Map): 

Library - 1550 Hassell Road


The Village of Itasca, Illinois (Map): 

Itasca Bank & Trust Co - 308 W. Irving Park Rd.


The Village of Lombard, Illinois (Map): 

Butterfield School - 2S500 Gray Avenue, Lombard


The City of Naperville, Illinois (Map): 

Neuqua Valley High School - 2360 95th Street


The Village of Roselle, Illinois (Map): 

Library - 40 Park St, Roselle, IL 60172
Lights Camera Dancin - 688 E. Irving Park Road, Roselle, IL 60172
Lincoln Academy - 320 Lincoln Street, Roselle, IL 60172
NDSEC132 Pine Avenue, Roselle, IL 60172
Park District - 555 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Roselle, IL 60172
Village Hall - 31 S. Prospect Street, Roselle, IL 60172


The Village of Schaumburg, Illinois (Map)

Collins Elementary School - 407 Summit Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60193
Library - 130 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193


The Village of South Elgin, Illinois (Map)

Library - 127 South McLean Blvd, South Elgin Il 60177
South Elgin High School - 760 E Main St, South Elgin, IL 60177
Municipal Annex Building - 1 W. State Street, South Elgin Il 60177
Riverside Pub 456 Redington Drive, South Elgin Il 60177
Socks and Souls - 565 Liberty Avenue, South Elgin Il 60177
Village Hall 10 N. Water Street, South Elgin Il 60177
Village Tavern - 464 Redington Drive, South Elgin Il 60177


The City of St. Charles, Illinois (Map)

Keller Williams Fox Valley - 1450 W. Main St. #G


The City of Warrenville, Illinois (Map)

Bower Elementary - 4 s 241 River Road Warrenville, IL 60555


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!