Every night in the United States an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets. This October, SoulPancake and Kid President want 2 million people to prove that even the smallest acts of love, like donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless.
Helping is easy! Here’s how you
can be part of making good stuff happen!
STEP 1. START A NEIGHBORHOOD SOCK DRIVE
Start a new sock drive! Or gather other basic essentials for your local shelter, as they prepare for winter. Need to find a local shelter? Find one here: homelessshelterdirectory.org
STEP 2. GET YOUR FRIENDS INVOLVED!
This is a great project to do as a family, with your school, your workplace, or your next door neighbors. Set a goal. Set a deadline. Make it happen!
STEP 3. SPREAD THE WORD!
Share your community's story by using the hashtag #socktober. We want to spread stories of love and hope all month! Make it happen on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Your voice matters!
STEP 4. DONATE THE SOCKS!
When your sock drive is done, take the new socks and other basic need items you've collected and deliver them to your local shelter.
STEP 5. SHARE YOUR STORY!
Film yourself or take a photo of you dropping off the sock box and share the video on social media with the hashtag #socktober or email it to email@example.com
What is Socktober?
Socktober was launched by Kid President creator Brad Montague four years ago. It’s a movement to get kids and grown-ups to help the homeless in an easy, fun way.
How did last year go?
Last year, more than 10,000 schools, families, businesses, and churches rallied together to bring Socktober to life. People from every state and continent have taken part in Socktober!
Kid President & Sesame Street Celebrate Socktober
Keep watching for more great moments with Grover and the first ever Socktober Telethon.
You Are Making a Difference!
Check out these videos to see real people who are making a real impact in their communities. Keep sending in your photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org.