Hanes is proud to donate 1 million face masks to nonprofit organizations supporting the homeless across the country, including those in major cities affected by COVID-19, such as Boston, Miami, Los Angeles and Houston.
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.).
We are partnering with more than 340 homeless support organizations nationwide, making sure that our national donation has a local implementation to bring comfort to those who need it most.
Some of the organizations include:
Since 2009, Hanes has donated more than 3 million pairs of socks, as well as other critical basic apparel including underwear, t-shirts and bras, to shelters and support organizations nationwide.
10 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.
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 (pictured at left handing out socks in Austin) whose nonprofit, Invisible People, is dedicated to educating the public about homelessness.
Millions of Socks and Masks Donated
Over the past 10 years, we’ve donated more than three million pairs of socks to our partners in all 50 states, and this summer, we’re donating 1 million 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.
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.”
Find Out More addPhoto Courtesy of Invisible People“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.”
Find Out More addHow we define homelessness plays an important role in how we determine how many people are struggling with homeless in the U.S.
Find Out More addThis 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.
Find Out More addYou can make a difference and help those struggling with homelessness be seen.
Find Out More add#InThisTogether #HanesForGoodshare your stories.#concordcoalitiontoendhomelessness
We know that socks are among the most requested (but least donated) items to homeless shelters, and since 2009, we’ve distributed over 2.5 MILLION pairs of socks across the country. We distribute socks to help make a difference in a material way, but we are also committed to raising awareness of the needs of the homeless and getting individuals engaged and involved.” HANES SOCK DRIVE
The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness recently partnered with Hanes and is a recipient for 2019 of 2,000 socks for men and women. The individuals who accesses services at the Concord Homeless Resource Center are beyond thrilled to be able to have access to a fresh new pair of socks when needed! A HUGE THANK-YOU TO HANES SOCKS! https://www.hanessockdrive.com#hanesbrandsinc
Socks. Socks are something most of us wear every day.
For our homeless neighbors, it’s hard to find good socks and to replace worn out ones.
@hanes donated 3,000 pairs of socks for our Soup Kitchen and shelter guests. As the temperatures continue to drop, they’ve helped thousands of our neighbors keep their feet warm with their kindness and generosity. We are so thankful for their partnership.#ZabanParadiesCenter
We are excited to announce that we are a 2019 partner agency of the annual Hanes National Sock Drive! The donation of new socks to our residents makes a difference, especially during the winter months. We appreciate our corporate partners and their commitment to social responsibility. Click this link to learn more about the sock drive at https://
www.hanessockdrive.com/. Also check out the latest press release at https:// www.businesswire.com/news/ home/20191122005286/en/ Decade-Care-Hanes-Launches- 10th-National-Sock#canopychildren
🥶 Brrrr! It’s COLD outside and many kids in Mississippi don’t have the essentials to stay warm, particularly those experiencing #poverty, #neglect and #homelessness. Thanks to a partnership with Hanes, our staff has 3,000 pairs of socks to distribute to families statewide so our kids’ feet will stay warm this winter. ❤️🧦 #HanesSockDrive #HanesForGood #WarmFeet #HappyHearts #ThankYou#svdpmission
We are so grateful that Hanes once again selected St. Vincent DePaul Mission Homeless Shelter for their “Hanes Sock Drive- 2019”. We received a pallet full of boxes with approximately 900 pairs of socks! Hanes partners with organizations in all 50 states to distribute socks and underwear, making a difference in a material way while raising awareness of the needs of people experiencing homelessness. Thank you, Hanes Brands Team for this recognition and your generous donation. Picture: Shelter Director, Jered Bruzas; Shelter Case Manager, Megan Cremers; and SVDP Executive Director Gary Beaulieu.#7hillscenter
Thank you to HanesBrands for selecting 7hills as a Sock Drive Partner again this year. We received a pallet of socks yesterday! Hanes is celebrating their 10th year of distributing socks to individuals experiencing homelessness through local organizations. To learn more, visit HanesSockDrive.com #HanesforGood #RestoringDignity #7hillsCenter #NWArk #homeless #homelessness©2020 Hanesbrands Inc. All rights reserved.