FACT: SOCKS ARE AMONG THE MOST NEEDED ITEMS AT SHELTERS, BUT THE LEAST OFTEN DONATED

Because of this, we have always been committed to donating socks to various charity groups across the US, including family services organizations, refugee centers, and homeless shelters. The immense gratitude shown by the recipients of these socks reinforced the importance for us continually finding ways to give back.

In 2015, we acquired thousands of pounds of perfectly good yarn that was not being used in production. Combining our zero-waste philosophy with our desire to make a difference, we partnered with our knitting mill in North Carolina (Sunnyside Textiles) and ran otherwise idle machines for the sole purpose of making brand new socks to donate. Our local suppliers heard what we were doing and contributed everything from raw materials to finishing services in order to compassionately create warm socks for those in need.

WE HAVE MADE & DONATED 250K+ PAIRS OF SOCKS TO THOSE IN NEED

The overwhelming sense of appreciation from the recipients was unimaginable, so we decided to make this an annual effort. Our wish is that each pair of socks donated inspires a new sense of hope in each recipient - thus, why we call this program “New Hope.” To show our commitment to this cause, for every pair of Sidekick Socks we sell, we will donate a pair to someone in need.

FOR EVERY PAIR OF SOCKS SOLD, WE DONATE A PAIR TO SOMEONE IN NEED.

Below are some of the organizations that we have partnered with to distribute our New Hope socks. If you are interested in getting your organization involved or have recommendations on organizations we could partner with, please reach out to jennifer@sidekicksocks.com.