Give the Gift of Warmth and Comfort. Give the Gift of Socks, Plus More
When was the last time you were excited to receive socks? For thousands of Cleveland’s homeless, socks are a gift that’s never taken for granted. In fact, they are the item that’s most requested by anyone living outside.
The needs are constant throughout the year. During the cold fall and winter months, socks, gloves, boots and warm clothing protect them from frostbite and hypothermia. In the spring, it’s important to have water-resistant blankets and clothing to stay dry. In the summer, backpacks, bottled water, insect repellent and toiletries are in high demand.
Community West Foundation guarantees that your donation will help with some basic necessities of this population. Community West Foundation has partnered with the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless. No matter what you give, your gift makes a difference.
- $10 can supply 10 pairs of Socks.
- $30 can supply 10 pairs of SocksPLUS gloves and a hat.
- $40 can supply 10 pairs of SocksPLUS gloves and a hat and shoes.
- $60 can supply 10 pairs of SocksPLUS gloves and a hat, shoes, and heavy-duty winter boots.
- $100 can supply a backpack filled with 10 pairs of SocksPLUS gloves and a hat, shoes and heavy winter boots.
Donating to the campaign is an easy way to help people who are homeless throughout the year. And, when you give, you’ll receive regular updates of where your donations are going and how they’re helping.
How You Can Donate
Online: You can do a one-time contribution or a recurring donation online at www.CommunityWestFoundation.org
By mail: SocksPLUS, c/o Community West Foundation, 800 Sharon Dr., Suite C, Westlake, OH 44145.
In Person: The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) is collecting items for the homeless, which can be dropped off at 3631 Perkins Avenue, in Cleveland. NEOCH will distribute items directly to the city’s least fortunate residents. Remember, every little bit will go a long way towards helping someone survive. Items Needed Include: New Socks, Hats, Gloves, Blankets, Coats, Toiletries, Water bottles, Towels, Back packs, sleeping bags and tents.
Host an Event: Get your school, church or organization involved in the fundraising effort. You can host a car wash, have a sock hop or start a collection box. Be creative!