As fall kicks off and the holiday season quickly approaches, we invite you to consider participating in our annual “Socksgiving” sock drive. Last year we partnered with the Sock It To Em Sock Campaign, a 501c3 Public Charity begun by First Plymouth Congregational, Englewood church members Sue Lee and Phillis Shimamoto. This drive was a huge success with 7,740 pairs of socks collected by our churches in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. We are hoping to see an even bigger number of socks this year! Due to COVID this year there will be one Socksgiving Sunday which is November 22nd. We suggest, to be COVID friendly, hosting a drive-by drop off new socks for those in need.
Socks are the #1 clothing need of those experiencing homelessness. Clean, dry socks are essential for the health and wellbeing of folks on the streets. You can make a great social impact, one pair of socks at a time! All the materials you need to participate in the RMC’s Socksgiving are included below, as well as an easy to follow How-To Guide.
If you are interested in participating, simply follow the instructions on the enclosed How-To Guide below. The RMC and Sock It To Em Sock Campaign will recognize the churches with the greatest number of socks per capita (per member), and the greatest total number of donations.
Good luck and happy donating!
Manager of Communication and Databases
How To Participate in Socksgiving
Socksgiving Sunday is November 22, but your church may pick another day to collect donations if necessary.
Let your congregants know of the need for NEW socks for men, women, and children by sharing the Socksgiving Sunday Post on your website and social media channels.
Use the provided Suggestions for Promotion copy on your website and social media channels to increase awareness about the campaign in your church.
Supply an outdoor collection box and place the Collection Box Sign on it. Let your congregants know what days and times they can safely drop off donations.
Send the total number of pairs of socks collected to Daryl Schreiber at email@example.com by November 27, 2020.
Take photos of your church members getting involved and share them on your social media pages using #Socksgiving!
After the campaign ends, you’ll deliver the socks to a shelter, service, or agency of your choice. Send info on where you delivered your socks to Sue Lee at susan@sockittoemsockcampaign and Daryl Schreiber at firstname.lastname@example.org-Socksgiving-How-To-Guide