The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
Clean Socks Hope, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible if allowed by law © 2016
Toy donations will help support the Midtown Christmas Store where families in need can select gifts for their children. (Nov.—Dec)
A package of new socks will support the local homeless in need.
We’re the only southern Indiana nonprofit offering the EMPWR Coat. Be a $100 sponsor to purchase the EMPWR Coat (it converts into a sleeping bag for the street homeless) in our community.
Donate at here at cleansockshope.org today. Mail checks to Clean Socks Hope PO Box 1422, New Albany IN 47151-1422.
Clean Socks Hope, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt, publicly supported organization incorporated and registered in the state of Indiana.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The Midtown community of New Albany, Indiana has no local grocery or department store and its lack of transportation issues causes our neighbors to walk or ride their bike past acres of alcohol, lottery tickets and processed food options. This is an open invitation to crime, drugs and sex trafficking.
Our goal is to designate a 10-year master plan and when that community is up and thriving, move to the adjacent or to the next neighborhood in need and replicate the process. We partner with the under-served neighborhoods beginning with its residents, then its churches, nonprofits and businesses and finally local government to provide innovative and holistic development that produces flourishing communities where God’s peace is present.
We believe that God created all people, including the poor with the ability to help themselves and others. That means that we do not fall into the routine perpetual feeding and clothing programs of those around us, but equip those we serve with the skills that will create self-worth and self-sufficiency that can change the lives of men, women and children for generations to come.
Thanks to our partnership with Northside Christian Church and its Outreach Ministry Midtown Commons we have be able to serve 1,830 families to date, provide 8,442 healthy meals via Dare to Care, 6,858 conversations over coffee and over 1,100 showers providing dignity in a neighborhood that needs it and Jesus the most.
Mail checks payable to Clean Socks Hope at PO Box 1422, New Albany IN 47151-1422.
We’re the only southern Indiana nonprofit offering the EMPWR Coat.
Be a $100 sponsor to purchase the EMPWR Coat (it converts into a sleeping bag for the street homeless) in our community.
“For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.” ~Hebrews 5:12-14
“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” ~Matthew 6:5-6
“And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” ~1 John 2:3-6
So what does the face of poverty look like? It doesn’t. For most people the face of poverty is that stereotypical action shot of the panhandler on the side of the road or the pitiful looking man in dirty and tattered clothes, intoxicated or drugged out or both looking just gross enough to make your traditional church goer or civic minded millennial uncomfortable enough to donate. But in reality, the face of marginalized that can lead to homelessness is hard working families who have had a catastrophic event in their lives or caught in a cycle of poverty via slumlords, food deserts and high crime and unemployment. With heroin in America at epidemic proportions, we are seeing it in EVERY neighborhood.
Showers to Society Program: For the last 5+ years, we’ve offered showers to the marginalized, those isolated from mainstream society, excluded from what privileges and advantages available to the rest of culture. Thanks to that dignity offering program we have seen dozens of street homeless families go from the streets to employed, sheltered and paying it forward.
Perception is reality; except when it’s not. After Hours Mentor Program: A program that began organically and started by volunteers Steve and Debby Geldhaus and Mike Wadsworth is a simple benevolence program where volunteers in the area swing by Midtown Commons during off hours and check in on our street homeless during the extreme weather conditions. Offering Gatorade in the summer or wool socks in the winter this team of dedicated volunteers have grown to love this incredible group of men and women and offering their time to the broken and the broken hearted.
The Midtown Spirit Life Lab and Learning Center: Over the next months, our goal is to raise enough money for Phase 1 of the Midtown Spirit Cultural and Urban Center which will house the Midtown Urban Academy. The Academy will be dedicated to a lifetime of learning for under-served communities. Impact Partners: City of New Albany.