THERE ARE 600,000 PEOPLE WITHOUT A HOME ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS OCTOBER, SOULPANCAKE AND KID PRESIDENT WANT ONE 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 THE HOMELESS!
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
STEP 1. SERVE THE HOMELESS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!
Start a new sock drive! Better yet, gather up socks and other basic essentials your local shelter might need as they prepare for winter. Never connected with your 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. You can even post this flier at your local school or distribute it in your newsletter. Set a goal. Set a deadline. Make it happen!
STEP 3. SPREAD THE WORD!
Share how your community is serving the homeless by using the hashtag #socktober! We'll help you spread the word too. We want to spread stories of love and hope all month. Make it happen on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Our mission is to get one million people involved! Your voice is vital.
STEP 4. DONATE THE SOCKS!
When you're sock drive is done, take the socks to your local homeless shelter. (Find your local shelter at homelessshelterdirectory.org).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.