The Socks Project

The Socks Project

"…for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink…I was naked and you gave me clothing."
Matthew 25:35-36a

What do you do when cold, rainy weather leaves you with wet shoes, wet socks, and cold feet? Those of us who are fortunate go home and change into some dry socks and shoes or slippers, and turn up the heat. Our brothers and sisters who live on the street do not have that luxury. They may not even own a second pair of socks.

During Lent, the School for Deacons First Year class is conducting the Socks Projects. We are asking parishes in each of our diocese to participate at whatever level they can to collect white socks for their local community. Donations of new socks collected should be donated to an appropriate agency of your choice. We just ask that you let us know who is participating, and if possible how many socks are collected and donated.

For the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California please contact Don Callison from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Napa at 707-287-2000 or The campaign for socks will run from Ash Wednesday, February 13th until Palm Sunday, March 24th. Please join this effort to share Christ's love.

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1. Deacon Dave Ferrell wrote:
This is a great project. I spearhead an on going drive for white socks all year long at Trinity Nevada City. Then I provide new socks to the homeless at our meal for them on Tuesday nights. I often have other items of clothing to offer them but it is always socks that they look for first. In fact some, ask me if there are socks even before they get their food. Good luck!

Tue, March 12, 2013 @ 1:55 PM

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