Sock for those living homeless 2017

For: Chicago, Chambana, Peoria, Indy, St. Louis, Springfield...
Urbana, IL
Organizer: Love Your Neighbor
Sock for those living homeless 2017 (Chicago, Chambana, Peoria, Indy, St. Louis, Springfield...)
$6,337
of $6,615 goal
95% Complete
Raised by 28 donors

The Story

We are receiving donations to buy 10,500 pairs of winter socks. These will be distributed during the winter months to homeless individuals in the cities of Chicago, Champaign-Urbana, Peoria, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Springfield (IL) and Decatur (IL). Our cost will allow us to give approximately 16 pairs of socks for every $10you give. Your donations to this cause are tax deductible (see below).

If you’re ready to give, please click the red “Donate Now” button above (and to the right). If you need more information, please read along or contact the organizers.

Who are we? Simply, a group of friends who have a concern for the homeless and who are expanding our outreach to those in need. We have a history of serving the homeless and one way we’ve done so is by distributing essential items such as gloves, underwear, coffee, sandwiches, etc. in numerous occasions, cities and countries.

Tax exemption: We have established a charitable organization "Love Your Neighbor" and have received exemption from federal income tax. All donations through this page are eligible to be deducted as a charitable contribution. Further, donors giving $250 or more will receive a written acknowledgement of the contributionfrom our organization. For more information email us at agr 'at' lyn.life.

As part of the mission outlined above, we’re looking to partner with others and raise awareness to the needs of others in our communities... yes, practical needs which together we can fulfill. Note that the organizers are personally funding ~40% of the cost of this campaign.

Why socks? In our experience socks (and of course, other forms of clothing such as blankets and underwear) are items the homeless invariably need during the winter. Just imagine (better, try) spending an hour or two with no socks under freezing temperatures.

Obviously, socks are only one of many items the homeless need. Please don’t let such observation stop you from doing something (e.g., giving to our cause)… rather, let this prompt you to do more.

For those curious about the numbers: We plan to distribute 10,500 pairs -- we know from experience this is a number we can handle (with some help, more on this below). These will be allocated among the 7 cities mentioned above. At 63 cents a pair (including shipping, handling and other costs) we’re looking at a fundraising goal of $6,615.

Want to help? Please start by giving. Want to do more? Great. We can definitely use help distributing socks in different locations. Please leave a comment or contact the organizers if you want to get involved.

Thanks for your support. Please feel free to share this pagewith your network.


Please visit our fundraising pages from previous years if you want to read more about our campaigns:

https://www.youcaring.com/2016-socks-for-the-homeless

https://youcaring.com/2015-lyn-thermalunderwear

https://www.youcaring.com/2015-socks-for-the-homeless

https://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/socks-for-the-homeless/232742

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