homeless support

Over the past decade, we have been working with homeless shelters, organizations, community groups and individuals from across the country to help create an awareness for those who are homeless or in transitional housing that are often over looked – the invisible people in our communities. Since 2009, we have also been partnering with Mark Horvath whose nonprofit, Invisible People, is dedicated to educating the public about homelessness.

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11 Years Dedicated to Donating Socks

Socks and underwear are among the most requested, but least donated items at homeless shelters. Our goal over the past decade has been to bring some comfort to those in need by simply providing a clean pair of socks through the hands of our committed partners. This year we’re donating more than 250,000 pairs to our partner shelters and organizations.


Hanes is proud to donate 1 million face masks to nonprofit organizations supporting the homeless across the country

We leveraged existing nonprofit relationships built through the Hanes Sock Drive, and worked with long-standing partner Mark Horvath, founder of Invisible People – a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about homelessness – to identify local homeless support partner organizations across all 50 states (as well as Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.).

Over the past 10 years, we’ve donated more than 3 million pairs of socks to our partners in all 50 states, and this year, we’ve donated 1 million face masks. Our partners have helped distribute these donations to those in need in communities like yours. You can use the map to discover more about the organizations we’ve partnered with near you.

Apply to Become a Partner Organization Here

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Discover more about homelessness, how others are making an impact and how to help.

Mark Horvath founded Invisible People with the mission of bringing a face to homelessness, and providing dignity to those who have lost everything.
How Loss Leads to Homelessness. “What is scary is how homelessness can happen to anyone. A simple illness can lead to loss of employment, loss of income, loss of property and in the end the loss of a meaningful relationship.”
“Kymberli and B first lived in their car. They then lived in a vacant lot. Kymberli and B now live in a tent community in Oakland, California.”
How we define homelessness plays an important role in how we determine how many people are struggling with homeless in the U.S.
This year, we’ve partnered with Rainier Fruit Company, in Washington state, to bring even more socks to those in need. A portion of the purchase price of each package of Rainer pears over the holidays will be used to supply socks to the homeless through our annual sock drive.
You can make a difference and help those struggling with homelessness be seen.
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