Warm Feet for Warriors is Back!

Posted on Feb 07, 2018 by aray  | Comments (17)


It may surprise you to know that one of the most requested items from our troops serving overseas is SOCKS! Yep. Socks are a hot commodity. Just think about how many pairs they must go through while deployed? It’s a lot! And there’s really nothing quite like a fresh pair of warm socks.

That’s why last year we launched a new campaign called Warm Feet for Warriors. Thanks to the community, we blew WAY past our goal of 1,000 pairs of socks. We collected 8,730 pairs of socks for our deployed service members and veterans!

This year, Warm Feet for Warriors is back with a new goal that reflects the huge amount of support we received last year. We’re hoping to collect 8,000 pairs of socks to distribute to troops and veterans. And maybe, just maybe, we’ll blow WAY past this year’s goal too!

 

How it works 

Purchase new pairs of socks and mail them to our office by below by April 30, 2018.

Soldiers’ Angels

2700 NE Loop 410

Suite 310

San Antonio, TX 78217

You can also purchase socks from our Amazon Wishlist and have them shipped directly to us for free if you use Amazon Prime.

Go above and beyond

Here’s another great idea. Why not host a sock drive? It’s a great way to involve your school, office, or civic group.

Kind of socks

All kinds! The socks we’re collecting will go to deployed troops and veterans in VA Hospitals so ALL kinds of socks are accepted. All you need to do is collect the new socks and ship them—then we will sort them and distribute appropriately.

We know, there are regulations for the type of socks our troops wear when in uniform but they also request socks for when they are out of uniform... So really, any kind of sock will do!

Help Us Reach Our Goal

We've had a great start on our 2018 campaign— as of February 20, 2018, we have already received 1,198 pairs towards our 8,000 pair goal!

 


Comments (17)

  1. Angie:
    Feb 08, 2018 at 02:11 PM

    What size do I buy

  2. Michelle Julazadeh:
    Feb 08, 2018 at 02:15 PM

    Hi Angie,
    Great question! You can buy any adult size socks. We have service members of all sizes, so as long as they are adult socks, we'll find the right person for the sock after we have them! Thank you!! :)

    Michelle Julazadeh Chavarin
    Online Communications Manager
    Soldiers' Angels

  3. Cyndee Parra:
    Feb 08, 2018 at 02:35 PM

    This would a great thing for my Girl Scout troop to do since all my girls come from a military family. I will present this to them this week after we come back from our cookie booths!

  4. Michelle Julazadeh:
    Feb 08, 2018 at 02:46 PM

    Hi Cyndee,

    Yes, this would be great for a Girl Scout troop! We had a lot of teams, troops and school groups participate last year and they all loved it! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

    Michelle Julazadeh Chavarin
    Online Communications Manager
    Soldiers' Angels

  5. Angie:
    Feb 08, 2018 at 02:53 PM

    Thank you Michelle Julazadeh I am going to do my best to buy and also have friends buy socks so I can meet my gold

  6. Michelle Julazadeh:
    Feb 08, 2018 at 03:10 PM

    You're very welcome, Angie! That would be great! We really appreciate your support. :)

  7. Cyndee Parra:
    Feb 08, 2018 at 03:59 PM

    Since I am located very close (Rittiman Rd) to your main office in San Antonio, can I bring the donations to the Titan building?

  8. Michelle Julazadeh:
    Feb 08, 2018 at 05:06 PM

    Absolutely, Cyndee! We love when people come by the office! Feel free to bring your donations whenever you have them together. We're here M-F 9-5 :)

  9. Jackie Wymer:
    Feb 08, 2018 at 08:50 PM

    I would love to do a sock drive with my son's schools how do I go about doing it?

  10. Terry Simmers:
    Feb 09, 2018 at 12:30 PM

    I started a drive today and plan to end it on April 30 and send the socks as boxes fill up. I hope the ones I send on May 1 count. BTW I am a Veteran.

  11. Michelle Julazadeh:
    Feb 09, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    Hi Terry,

    First-- thank you for your service!! That is fantastic! Second, thank you for participating in our sock drive! :) Yes, your socks will absolutely count. We understand that many people will be collecting socks through the final collection day on April 30th and absolutely allow for the shipping time. Typically, items will be streaming in for 2-3 weeks following the last day of a campaign and they all count towards our goal.

    Good luck on your drive! Let us know how many you collect!

    Michelle Julazadeh Chavarin
    Online Communications Manager

  12. Brenda Huntley:
    Feb 11, 2018 at 06:00 AM

    Hi there,
    As I'm all the way over here in Australia can I send the socks directly to my soldiers?

  13. Michelle Julazadeh:
    Feb 12, 2018 at 02:36 PM

    Hi Brenda,

    Thanks for the great question! I'm assuming you are already a registered Team Angel? If so, you are absolutely welcome to include (or continue including) socks in your care packages. However, we will not be able to count the socks in Angel care packages towards the Warm Feet for Warriors campaign total. Unfortunately, with so many amazing Angels around the world, we would have no way to track an accurate count of the socks that are included in your individual care packages. But if you were still interested in participating in the collection, you can purchase the socks online and have them shipped here. Check out our Amazon Wish List-- even if you are not a Prime user, the shipping cost on many of the options is very minimal: http://a.co/hGWesq2

    Thanks,
    Michelle Julazadeh Chavarin
    Online Communications Manager
    Soldiers' Angels

  14. Michelle Julazadeh:
    Feb 12, 2018 at 02:39 PM

    Hi Jackie,

    We just posted additional content with more information on holding a sock collection drive as well as some flyers you can save and print. Check it out: www.SoldiersAngels.org/WarmFeetforWarriors

    Thanks!
    Michelle Julazadeh Chavarin
    Online Communications Manager
    Soldiers' Angels

  15. Shirl:
    Mar 06, 2018 at 05:58 PM

    Hi Michelle:

    Question - can a monetary donation be done towards the purchase of the socks?

    Shirl

  16. Michelle Julazadeh:
    Mar 07, 2018 at 04:11 PM

    Hi Shirl,

    Great question! Yes, you can absolutely make a monetary donation towards the purchase of socks. If you donate online, put "socks" in the comments field. If you write a check, write "socks" on the memo line of the check.

    Thank you for your support!
    Michelle Julazadeh Chavarin
    Online Communications Manager
    Soldiers' Angels

  17. Cynthia Steimle:
    Apr 05, 2018 at 10:39 PM

    You might want to check into a company called Bombas. They make great socks with no seams - and they are committed to donating socks. They even made a special sock to donate to homeless people . It would be nice if we could order socks directly from them to be sent to our soldiers.


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