This month socks will be given to Midwest Shelter For Homless Veterans on behalf of our 1 for 1 sock motto.

SOCKTOBER: A Month Long Community Sock Drive

Every October, we here at Socks and 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!


Click the new Socks & Souls SOCKTOBER Sock Drive Facebook Event for 2016! 


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 and 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 of 2016? Look below for a town near you and visit any of the soul warming places listed, 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:
KCCDD - 405 S. Western Ave.


The Village of Bloomingdale, Illinois (CHARACTER COUNTS Coalition): 
Bloomingdale Lions - 181 Glen Ellyn Road
Bloomingdale School District 13 Office - 164 Euclid Avenue 
Delish Cakes148 S. Bloomingdale Rd. Unit 109
Ducat Chiropractic - 125 S. Bloomingdale Rd Suite #11
DuJardin Elementary School - 166 S. Euclid Avenue
Erickson Elementary School - 277 Springfield Drive
Episcopal Church of Incarnation - 262 W Army Trail Rd
Hollywood Cleaners - 160 S Bloomingdale Rd
Library - 101 Fairfield Way
Park District - 172 S. Circle Ave.
St. Isidore Parish - 
431 W. Army Trail Rd.

Township Food Pantry - 123 Rosedale Ave. 
Village Hall - 201 S. Bloomingdale Rd.
Westfield Middle School - 149 Fairfield Way


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


The Village of Bradley, Illinois: 
Bradley Central School - 260 N Michigan Ave., Bradley, IL. 60915


The City of Elgin, Illinois:
Blue Box Cafe - 176 E. Chicago Street
City Hall - 150 Dexter Ct.
Dog's Paw Brewing - 74 S. Grove Ave.
DNA - 10 N Spring St, Elgin, IL 60120
Elgin Area CVB - 60 S. Grove
Mama Lee's Gourmet Popcorn - 20 S. Spring Street
Soulful Sparrow - 10 Douglas Ave. 


The City of Elmhurst, Illinois:
Bryan Middle School - 111 W. Butterfield Rd.


The City of Galesburg, Illinois:
KCCDD - 2015 Windish Drive
KCCDD - 1200 Monmouth Blvd.


The Village of Glendale Heights, Illinois: 
Organi Soul - 136 E. Army Trail Rd.
Sunrise Chevrolet - 414 North Ave.


The Village of Hanover Park, Illinois: 
Laurel Hill Elementary School - 1750 Laurel Ave.
Library - 1266 Irving Park Road


The Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois: 
Library - 1550 Hassell Road
Township of Schaumburg - One Illinois Blvd.


The Village of Itasca, Illinois: 
Itasca Bank & Trust Co - 308 W. Irving Park Rd.


The Village of Lombard, Illinois: 
Butterfield School - 2S500 Gray Ave., Lombard


The City of Naperville, Illinois: 
Neuqua Valley High School - 2360 95th Street


The Village of Roselle, Illinois: 
Lifestyle Physical Therapy - 688 E. Irving park road
Lights Camera Dancin - 688 E. Irving Park Road
Lincoln Academy - 320 Lincoln St, Roselle, IL 60172
NDSEC132 Pine Ave.
Park District - 688 E. Irving Park Road
Printing Plus - 688 E. Irving Park Road
Village Hall - 31 S. Prospect Street


The Village of Schaumburg, Illinois
Library - 130 South Roselle Road


The Village of South Elgin, Illinois
Library - 127 South McLean Blvd., South Elgin, IL 60177
Municipal Annex Building - 1 W. State St., South Elgin, IL 60177
Riverside Pub 456 Redington Drive, South Elgin, IL 60177
Village Hall 10 N. Water Street, South Elgin, IL 60177


The City of St. Charles, Illinois
Keller Williams Fox Valley - 1450 W. Main St. #G


Locations outside of Illinois that let us know they are participating Socktober:


The State of California:
Fairmont 4H Club - 550 E. Shaw Avenue Ste. 210-B Fresno, CA 93710


The State of Florida:
Brevard Academy for Individual Excellence - 3453 W New Haven Ave Melbourne, FL 32904


The State of Indiana:
William Tell Elementary -  1235 31st Street, Tell City, IN 47586


The State of Iowa:
Fort Dodge Community School District - 800 N 32nd St. Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501 


The State of Maryland/Washington, DC:
Brightwood College - 4600 Powder Mill Road Suite 500, Beltsville, MD 20705
Home 2 Suites by Hilton - 46058 Valley Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653
Takoma Park Elementary School - 7511 Holly Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912


The State of Michigan:
Alger Realty Team at REMAX - 3295 Silver Lake Rd, Fenton, MI 48430
Fenton Area Public Schools - 3100 Owen Road, Fenton, MI 48430
Pinewood Elementary - 2405 Chippewa St. Jenison, MI 49428
Round Elementary - 11550 Hibner Rd, Hartland, MI 48353
The Freedom Center - 2473 W Shiawassee Ave, Fenton, MI 48430


The State of Minnesota:
Minneota Public Schools - 504 N. Monroe, Minneota, MN 562640


The State of Missouri:
The Village at Mackenzie Place - 8520 Mackenzie Rd, St Louis, MO 63123
The State of Nevada:
Henderson International School - 1165 Sandy Ridge Ave. Henderson, Nevada 89052
The State of New York:
Walnut Street Elementary School - 1270 Walnut St, Uniondale, NY 11553
The State of Ohio:
Diagon Valley: Chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance - Miami Valley Region, Ohio
Dover Elementary - 2300 Dover Center Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145
North Olmsted Recreation Center - 26000 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070
Worthington Estates Elementary School - 6560 Rieber Street, Worthington, OH, 43085


The State of Oklahoma:
Booker T. Washington High School - 1514 East Zion Street, Tulsa Oklahoma, 74106


The State of Pennsylvania:

Slippery Rock University - 1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Villa Maria Elementary - 2551 West 8th St., Erie, PA 16505


The State of Texas: 
Allen Public Library - 300 N Allen Dr, Allen, TX 75013
Travis High School - 11111 Harlem Road, Richmond, TX 77406


The State of Virginia:
Lakeview Elementary - 1300 Horne Avenue Portsmouth VA 23701


The State of Washington:
Pioneer Elementary - 8213 Eaglefied Dr, Arlington, WA 98223


Essex County, Ontario, Canada:
Ambassador Acoustic - 131 Belle, Essex, Ontario
Colchester North Public School - 2651 Malden Rd, Essex, Ontario


The City or Village of ??? , ????: We are looking for more locations!
So what is your Location's Website and your Location's Address?


A big warming souls 'Thank You' goes out to the Glendale Heights Home Depot for supplying the Sock Collection bins for all of the participating locations - we couldn't sponsor such a great cause without your help!  

Do you not see a location near you listed? Contact us and we can help you get your sole warming socks to those in need this SOCKTOBER!


Check out our Socks & Souls Facebook SOCKTOBER 2016 Sock Drive Event Page! 


Want to see how we did last year with SOCKTOBER 2015? If so, check out our Sock Drive Collections Results that warmed the souls, and soles, of nearly 5,000 individuals in need!