It’s a question we get all of the time. Actually, what we do is we provide a place for those who have no other place to go find comfort, a place to be yourself, and a place to find and fall in love with Jesus.
Historically, Clean Socks Hope began as a one-time event that raised 511 pairs of socks and $200 for the Healing Place in Louisville, Kentucky. Since 2012, we have worked within the marginal community and we began our journey in Midtown with the Midtown Neighborhood Network, our first program that is a low-income food cooperative which began its humble roots on July 5, 2012 with 6 families. To date, its impact has seen over 150 families participate in the Midtown Neighborhood Network Food Cooperative totaling 1,437 men, and women, 1,406 children, 417 seniors for a total impact of 3,260 family members from the community. As a Dare To Care agency partner we’ve provided 21,655 individual meals for those in need in our local food desert.
The Christmas Store: Our 1st Christmas Store opened in 2012 located at 1417 Spring Street in New Albany. Our Christmas Store impact to date is over 756 families, 631 local children largely from the Midtown Neighborhood and dignity for parents that no other faith-based grassroots organization can claim.
Clean Socks: We have donated over 10,000 pairs of clean socks in all 11 counties that we serve to prisons, jails, schools, hospitals, the elderly and the indigent.
We have also raised over $200,000 in the last 5+ years just for the Midtown Neighborhood.
In actuality, we did none of that. God has provided from the beginning for this ministry. All we have done is to be faithful to his call, and be present, consistent and having high expectations and that for us has made all the difference!
Our Mission Statement is that, “Clean Socks Hope partners with under-served neighborhoods to provide innovative and wholistic development that leads to restoration in all areas of life.”
That’s the least of what we do.