Friends of Boston's Homeless
Operation Sock Drop
Company: Friends of Boston's Homeless
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Location: At your work, school, club, or w/ friends & family, Boston, MA, 02110
Project Details

Fresh, clean socks (and underwear!) are vital for people's health, warmth, comfort, and dignity and the least donated item to people in greatest need.

By participating in Operation Sock Drop you not only help keep our community's neediest, most vulnerable citizens safe, warm, and healthy, but you will also help maintain their dignity and comfort during this most difficult time in their lives. The shelters we support give out over 8,000 pairs/year so we are always in great need!

You can organize a drive at your work, school, place of worship, community organization, or even with friends, family and neighbors, and it's very easy to run.

To participate, all you and your co-workers, school mates, colleagues or friends need do is donate at least one new pair of men's or women's socks, pair of underwear or undershirt (men's XL and 2XL are always needed). It's an easy and inexpensive way to make a big impact on the comfort, health, safety and dignity of our community's homeless.

Friends of Boston's Homeless supports the Woods Mullen Women's Shelter and the 112 Southampton Men's Shelter (formerly Long Island Shelter) in the South End. These shelters serve over 800 homeless individuals every day. The shelters provide safe, dignified care and basic emergency services including a nutritious meal, hot shower, a warm bed, clothing and toiletries to each and every individual in need.

To get started, just download this flyer and share with everyone you'd like to participate:

For more information on Friends of Boston's Homeless and Operation Sock Drop, please visit our website, or contac Mariann Bucina Roca at (617) 942-8671/

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