We would love you to run a socks and chocs collection on our behalf or to do a sponsored event for us (Find us on Virgin Money Giving)
We suggest that you limit your collection to new socks as new items will make a homeless person feel special.
When collecting chocolates be aware of the "use by" dates.
Sleeping Bags – clean, new or second hand, preferably small/compact
Underwear – pants, vests, new only (no second hand please)
Hats – woolly hats, caps, clean, new or second hand
Socks and Chocs is not only about money, we simply want to inspire you to make a donation or run a collection of actual socks and chocs near where you live. In other words “do what you can”. Yes money is useful but if times are hard just one pair of socks will help someone.
If, however you do prefer to donate cash, we can use that to buy sleeping bags or other target items. You can text donate. The team do not get paid for what they do and they do not claim expenses. Socks and Chocs has unavoidable outgoings to keep the charity legal (insurance, training costs, accountancy fees etc). Apart from these necessary fees all other money donated is spent on items needed and requested by the homeless centres we work with.
If you want to donate anything by text then you simply text the word SOCK08 £2 to 70070 (obviously substitute the “2” for the amount you wish to donate. Thank you.
VIRGIN MONEY GIVING
We have a Virgin Money Giving page if you would like to donate there: VIRGIN MONEY GIVING.
You can also set up your own Virgin Money Giving Page for any sponsored event you wish to do. All you need to do is go HERE and as you set up your page simply search for Socks and Chocs and up we come.
If you wish to run a collection on behalf of Socks and Chocs we can advise you as to the best way to do this.
Initially, contact a local homeless centre to you. Ask them what they require and then start your collection amongst friends, family and colleagues.
Then contact Socks and Chocs at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us the totals of what you have collected and where you are taking them to.
Once delivered tell the homeless centres that the collection was inspired by Socks and Chocs.
Some places that might be able to help are listed on the map below.
Working with Reachout Ministry, Helping Birmingham's Homeless, SIFA, Midland Heart, Up4 Giving, St Basil's supplying clothing, refurbishing drop in centres, funding short term B&B accommodation and covering rent for homeless centres.
Working with Centrepoint
Working with Good Shepherd Ministries &3 supplying clothing, refurbishing drop in centres, funding short term B&B accommodation and covering rent for homeless centres.
Working with Maggs Day Centre supplying clothing, refurbishing drop in centres, funding short term B&B accommodation and covering rent for homeless centres.
Working with Booth Centre supplying socks.
Working with East Coast Homeless Outreach
Working with House of Bread with a B&B Project
Working with Help The Homeless Leicester supplying clothing, refurbishing drop in centres, funding short term B&B accommodation and covering rent for homeless centres.
Working with The Glebe Centre & The Night Shelter
Working with The Whitechapel Centre supplying socks
Working with Haven Support Centre supplying socks.
Working with The Sock Mob and Food For All suplying socks and chocs
Working with DWP support young man into accommodation and employment.