SOCKS FOR SOULS, INC.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit
Serving Los Angeles County one pair of socks at a time
Socks for Souls, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization based in Los Angeles, CA founded by Riley Beres for the sole purpose of providing essential items such as socks, undergarments and toiletries to the homeless and working poor residing in Los Angeles County. - Why I started Socks for Souls, Inc.
Socks for Souls, Inc. mission is simple: provide clean socks, toiletries and undergarments to the homeless by conducting and encouraging sock drives within the LA Community. Through educational seminars and events, Socks for Souls aims to recruit companies, colleges, schools, families and service clubs to host drives of their own, collecting those everyday essentials.
Donations collected will be distributed in their name to local shelters and service organizations by Socks for Souls, Inc.
To do this we will:
Assist various homeless shelters by collecting and providing socks and undergarments to the organizations as a way to help their clients.
Strive to inspire volunteerism in youth and their families.
Sustain our organization in an ethical, transparent manner that breeds confidence in our supporters and clearly demonstrates dedication to our mission.
Respect the dignity of the clients we serve.
The clients at the shelters we serve have fallen on difficult times and need encouragement and support to make a new start. A few brand-new pairs of socks that are theirs and theirs alone can play a small but vital part in building a sense of pride and self-esteem.
A great way to give back without breaking the bank! If you, your organization, community group, or church would like to start a drive, we will work with you to set up/take down collection receptacles. Find out how easy a drive can be!
Often our community partners want to document their involvement and sock drives. We can help with this! It is a small way to say "Thank You." We add them to our YouTube for easy access and download.
We deliver to those in need! After a sock drive, we inventory the socks and deliver to organizations that service the homeless/working poor within LA County. If you are an organization in need of socks, contact us. Check out who we've helped! Our list is growing.
We love to be a part of a special event. In the past we have co-hosted Dude and Diva Days, a community partner for HomeWalk and attended speaking events. We look forward to future events. Have one in mind? Give us a holler.
We love to partner with other organizations to create a better LA. Do you have an event coming up and need support? If your event is within our Mission and guidelines, contact us! Check out our past collaborations to see how we have partnered in past.
Often our community partners want to document their involvement and sock drives. We can help with this! It is a small way to say "Thank You". We add them to our Photo Gallery and send digital copies!
Reviews and Testimonials
"This is a program that gives direct benefit where it's most needed and it's greatly effective" By: Scott Gray, Ed.D. of Visit San Pedro
Making a difference one pair of socks at a time.
A film student and Barista with a passion for giving back, Matt loves it when we visit Union Rescue Mission - best coffee in DTLA.
A publicity and marketing student and social media manager, Vivian has an eye for communicating our message, like our new logo! Thanks, Viv!
An astrophysics student and Barista with a passion for giving back, Tyler keeps our inventory on track and expands our personal universe of reaching those in need.
Holding a BS in Business Management, Shelly handles all of our administrative needs, our website and keeps track of our board.