Tom Costello- Chief Sock Person- has done a great job bringing attention to an important and often unnoticed need. People experiencing homelessness often do not have access to clean, dry socks. And without socks people are more prone to develop foot problems that could be prevented... if only they had access to clean socks. The Joy of Sox has raised awareness, while collecting and distributing likely tens of thousand of socks at this point. This with little funding and an all-volunteer staff.
The Joy of Sox is a wonderful nonprofit that I am proud to be apart of. They are truly making a difference in society and I cannot wait to see what they do in the future!
Volunteering for The Joy of Sox has been a very fulfilling experience. By delivering socks to many shelters, food pantries, clinics and other organizations I have seen first hand the positive impact we can have. By having sock drives at schools we are helping our children make a positive impact to society. Both volunteers, donors and our clients receive joy through socks.
One of the most meaningful experiences I have had assisting those experiencing homelessness. Highly recommend!
This is the first time I get to actually work with people that I can see need the help. It's a great feeling. Looking to do more for my fellow humans occupying this planet.
Hats off to Tom, Nancy and the Joy of Sox network connecting all of us through work that touches so many across the region and worldwide! What a privilege it is to support your outstanding work! Looking forward to making a difference with you in the coming year!! :)
A modest donation to The Joy of Sox enabled this daughter to warm the heart of her (cranky) 80 yr old dad who has ‘a thing’ for socks. Dad doesn’t want or need anything (lucky him!). In 2014, I was inspired by The Joy of Sox & for Dad’s birthday made a modest donation for a year of new socks to a person in need in honor of my dad. Dad got a thoughtful acknowledgement from Chief Sox Elf, Tom Costello which warmed his heart and lit up his smile. A simple pair of new socks brings 2 very different people together with a common bond.
Thanks Joy of Sox for all you do!!
Our Cabrini University Residence Life team was overjoyed with our experience serving The Joy of Sox. Not only did 30 students and 6 professional staff have fun, but we all left knowing we had made a significant and meaningful contribution to this organization and those it serves. The Chief Sock Guy Tom came to campus earlier in the day to give an orientation to the volunteers - this really helped set the tone for the work we did later that day. I have since chosen to remain involved with The Joy of Sox because I believe in its mission and vision. I am inspired by Tom and those already involved. Kudos to The Joy of Sox!!
My neighbor is a Prince of Sox. He introduced me to this great organization. While I don't have the financial resources to be as generous as I wish I could be, when I do get a little to spare, I get some socks for the cause.
I am blessed to know about the Joy of Sox. They provide a necessary and important item for the homeless. They are wonderful people. Thank you for helping those in need. God bless you and the people you help.
A great organization that fulfills such an important need! Our company looks forward to more opportunities to help this organization grow. Tom Costello and his team are amazing, thank you for doing what you do!
Thank you Joy of Sox for your continued socks donation to Charity Crossing, Year after year, your socks donations is helping many less fortunate people in the state of Delaware to stay warm during the cold weather.
I am proud for the opportunity to volunteer with this wonderful organization. The Joy of Sox not only collects and gives socks to the homeless but also educates the public on this (often unknown) need. Tom, the founder and Chief Sock Person, is such a passionate advocate for the homeless. Keep up the great work!
I am proud to be a volunteer for The Joy of Sox. It is amazing how such a simple item as a new pair of socks is one of the most requested items and can make such a difference for someone experiencing homelessness. Being able to hand someone in need some new socks gives both the recipient and me JOY!
When I first read about the Joy of Sox I was so surprised that such a simple item as a pair of socks could make such an impact in the lives of the homeless. I am happy to be a volunteer for such an amazing organization that is providing such a valuable need to help so many. The Joy of Sox website provides all the tools for anyone to get involved in many ways. I especially like that children can get involved and understand the importance of this mission. What a great way for them to learn at a young age that they can make a difference in someone's life.
Everything about The Joy of Sox works to uphold the dignity of every person, especially those experiencing homelessness, which is something this world needs. Something as simple as a new pair of sox can make someone feel whole again, and a charity dedicated to filling that need definitely deserves 5 stars.
I love the Joy of Sox! They are so committed to their process of sharing socks with those experiencing homelessness and spreading the word about the need. Before meeting The Joy of Sox, I had never considered the lack of socks available in this community. The ways this non-profit has been able to make so many people aware should be supported so that they can accomplish their goals and those experiencing homelessness never have to go without socks.
One of the beautiful lessons to be Learned from The Joy of Sox is that is the little things -- like a new pair of socks, that really make a difference to people in need. Another lesson is that it is so easy to meet the need because of the work of The Joy of Sox (JoS). Where once JoS counted its deliveries to the homeless in dozens, it now counts in cases due to the wonderful network of donors it has developed and nurtured. Tom Costello's lazer focus on this one unique need has made all of us believers in the goodness of his vision and admirers of his personal devotion. This is truly an outstanding nonprofit with tangible, measurable impact for the greater good in each community it touches.
Phenomenal growth in the last year,
Phenomenal people involved - from all walks of life.
A tremendous effort to provide a basic need, comfort and a bit of dignity.
The Joy Of Sox deserves "5 stars" and MORE!
Working with and for this organization is a JOY!
The joy Of Sox keeps growing -- in size (all volunteers!) and numbers -- the numbers of sock collected and distributed!
I've posed here before, but after a year I decided it's all right to brag about how terrific (and talented) the many people associated with the Joy Of Sox are. I am honored and humbled to be in their company.
This is a grass roots effort to meet an under-recognized need - new, warm, dry socks for our homeless brothers and sisters. It's such a simple concept and yet it makes such a profound difference in the daily lives of those living on the streets. In just a few short years, The Joy of Sox has improved the quality of life for quite literally thousands of people!
I first heard about this organization when I was browsing through career fair tables in Villanova University. I always have been interested in working for nonprofits and I did not think the career fair would have any of them. Therefore, I went up to talk to Tom, the Chief Sock Person as he calls himself. He told me stories from the street, from the homeless people he met and from all the schools that did socks drives. I was so moved that not only I signed up for the volunteer list but also took on the responsibilities of social media for The Joy of Sox. I cannot stress enough how much Tom has taught me and how much positive impact The Joy of Sox will have on the community.
Joy of Sox has given me the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, one pair of socks at a time.
The Joy of Sox is a wonderful organization that meets a large - and often ignored - need. The organization has contributed socks for a number of years to our annual coat and winter item drive for low-income immigrants - We are very thankful for their contributions, which have greatly benefited many immigrant families in need.