Help the Homeless over the Holidays. Click here to find one of our partner shelters in your state.

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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.

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Join us in helping support the homeless this Holiday Season.

You can find our partner homeless support organizations in the map above (or just reach out to your local homeless shelter). As temperatures go down, cold-weather gear is a critical need – but each organization has their own wish list. We urge you to get involved, and help bring a little comfort to those who need it most.

We asked some of our partner organizations to tell us what their greatest needs are this time of year.
Here’s what they shared.

Caridad - Las Vegas, NV
Share the love this holiday season by providing needed items to our Hanes Sock Drive partner, Caridad in Las Vegas.
The Road Home , Salt Lake City, UT
Join The Road Home in Salt Lake City to help make a difference in the lives of people struggling with homelessness during the holidays.
The Bowery Mission – New York City, NY
The Bowery Mission has a central goal: provide the most effective & compassionate care to those experiencing homelessness in the NY metro area.

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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