A 501(c)(3) non-profit
Serving Los Angeles County one pair of socks at a time
EIN: 80-0954813

Sock Drives and Distribution

 Clean socks and underwear are provided to the homeless by encouraging companies, colleges, schools, families, and service clubs within the Los Angeles community to host sock drives. Once the drive is over, we pick-up and distribute to service organizations on their behalf.

About Us

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.

Our Mission

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. 



Sock Drives

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!

Sock Deliveries

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 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 YouTube for easy access and download. 

 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.

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! 

Sock Drive and Donation
Sock Drive and Donation

An amazing drive sponsored by Jody and the Department of Transportation Parking Enforcement division! Find out more on our BLOG.

Collaboration with HomeWalk 2015
Collaboration with HomeWalk 2015

Socks for Souls, Inc. Community Partner Booth and walking team in support of United Way's Homewalk, 2015.

Thanks to sponsor donations!
Thanks to sponsor donations!

OPCC receives Women, Children and Men Socks.


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!


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The founder. A film student, actress and owner of Bearly Sane Productions. Riley is the visionary for Socks for Souls, Inc. Read her story here


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.

Meet the Board


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Thank you for considering Socks for Souls, Inc.  

Unfortunately we can not accept socks or help with a community drive at this time.

We will be closing on October 31, 2019