Gentle Ben’s Socks for the Homeless is a nonprofit charity sock drive created by Janet and Edward Miller, parents of the inspiration, Benjamin Miller.
We collect and donate socks, in honor of Ben, to the local homeless shelter’s.
Ben was a big bear of a man with an even bigger, gentler heart. He loved to help out, although he never wanted recognition for it. His untimely death struck the family hard, but his mother and father quickly decided they needed to do something to honor him and help others at the same time.
Here’s how you can help:
- Donate socks using the bins at Schulte’s Fresh Foods in Jefferson City and the Grind Coffee Shop in California, Missouri. They accept new men’s, women’s, and children’s socks.
- Donate money, of which 100 percent will go toward buying socks. Mail checks to the address below. Gentle Ben’s Socks for the Homeless has recently became a Missouri nonprofit corporation and received tax-exempt status as a charitable organization as well, giving an added benefit to helping out the cause.
- If you own a business, allow a collection bin. Contact the Millers on their Facebook page.
- You can also show your support by liking the organization’s Facebook page and checking out any upcoming fundraisers, such as benefit dinners or T-shirt sales.
Donation Address: PO Box 291, California, MO 65018
Pairs Donated So Far: 14594
*Count does not include personal donations unreported