How to Create a Warm Feet for Warriors Collection Drive
February 3, 2022
Our Warm Feet for Warriors sock drive is officially open and as usual, we have big goals this year. To help us get there, and encourage lots of participation, we are encouraging businesses, schools, organizations, and civic centers to commit to doing a sock drive. We love seeing photos of creative sock drive set-ups so this year, we’re starting a friendly competition: who has the most creative Warm Feet for Warriors Collection set-up?
Want to join in? Here’s how to create a Soldiers’ Angels Warm Feet for Warriors Collection Drive.
Step 1: Check with your location
Before you launch a collection drive, please be sure to check with your office, school, church, or group regarding any regulations they may have on hosting a collection drive.
Step 2: Create your set-up
Grab a box and decorate it, make a bin out of a laundry hamper… choose a vessel people can drop socks into. Next, get some signage. Soldiers’ Angels has lots of downloadable templates with details on Warm Feet for Warriors. Print them up and put them near your bin (you can find marketing materials here).
Step 3: Promote
Let the world know you’re collecting socks for troops and veterans through the Warm Feet for Warriors campaign. Emails, social media, word of mouth, signage… promote promote promote. Be sure to tell people WHY socks are important and why you support Soldiers’ Angels. Not one for words? Here’s a blurb you can use:
“I’m collecting socks for Soldiers’ Angels Warm Feet for Warriors! Did you know that socks are one of the most requested items from both deployed service members and veterans? Think about how great it is to put on a fresh pair of socks. Drop your socks off at [INSERT LOCATION] by [DEADLINE].”
You can also reach out to local media to share that you are collecting socks. We’ve had a few companies and individuals get the word out that way. Here’s a story from a High Schooler who collected 1600 pairs!
Step 4: Share your photos with us
Take photos of your set-up, tell us about your company, and share why you’re supporting Warm Feet for Warriors. We will add you to a photo album and ask followers to vote on the best display. We’ll even tag you! Upload your photos via our Media Portal here.
Step 5: Send us your socks
Warm Feet for Warriors ends March 31. Box up your socks and mail them to our headquarters or drop them off at our office M-F 9am-5pm if you live in the area.
Soldiers’ Angels Warm Feet for Warriors
2895 NE Loop 410, Suite 107
San Antonio, TX 78218
We can’t wait to see the socks and photos rolling in! Learn more about Warm Feet for Warriors here.