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Why Socks Are So Important to the Homeless

Warm, dry socks are essential to anyone living on the streets. In fact, they are the item that is most requested by the shelters and organizations we serve, yet they are donated less frequently than other items.

Protection from infection and disease

  • Wet socks breed bacteria, which causes infection
  • More than 1 million American have diabetes, putting them at greater risk of skin injury, infection and even amputations


  • Many homeless walk several miles daily to access food, shelter and essentials
  • Accessing help is easier when your feet are healthy and free from blisters


  • People are more motivated to seek employment when they have confidence in their appearance.
  • Wearing socks and shoes with holes decrease feelings of self-worth

Help by heading a sock drive.  For more information contact
602-341-3822 or email

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Drop Off Locations

H.E.L.P. Warehouse – East
15685 N Greenway Hayden Loop
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
UPS Store
15508 W. Bell Rd. Ste. 104,
Surprise, AZ 85374
Bovaird Insurance Agents
(H.E.L.P. Warehouse – West)
9299 W. Olive Ave., Suite 304
Peoria, AZ 85345
Healing Hands Chiropractic
20165 N. 67th Ave.#132
Glendale, AZ 85308
UPS Store
20280 N. 59th Ave.,
Glendale, AZ 85308