THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL OF ONE MILLION PAIRS OF SOCKS!
In October 2016 we started our One Million Pairs of Socks campaign, conceived by Isaac Ash, the founder and president of United Legwear and Apparel Co. At a meeting of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), Isaac challenged his colleagues to donate a million socks for homeless people, starting on World Homeless Day October 10, 2016. Socks are the item most requested by homeless shelters. Delivering Good and AAFA worked together to collect and distribute sock donations. By May 3, 2017, we were only about 50,000 socks short of the goal, and Isaac donated the final amount.
Any company that is interested in donating new socks for this campaign, or needs further information, may email Merrie Keller at [email protected] or call 212-279-5325. Individuals and groups can show their support on social media using #OneMillionPairs.
WASHINGTON D.C. DISTRIBUTION EVENT
On October 19, 2016, United Way NCA held an event Project Homeless Connect, a one-day resource fair. This special event provided on-site medical and dental care, and access to housing, employment and other vital services to people in the D.C. community who are experiencing homelessness. As a participant of Project Homeless Connect K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers donated over 1,000 pairs of socks to help people in need.
NEW YORK CITY DISTRIBUTION EVENT
On December 2,2016, K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers partnered with local community partner Jericho Project to participate in the first annual Day of Action to raise awareness and advocate about the critical issue of homelessness facing New York City, while spreading some holiday cheer to fellow New Yorkers in need of support during the season.