Pairs of Socks Collected
towards our 75,000 pair goal!
Provide comfort for brave soles.
Believe it or not, one of the items that is most requested from Service Members and Veterans is socks!
Just think how nice a brand new pair of socks feel when you slip your feet in…
Soldiers’ Angels wants to help keep our Troops and Veterans toes feeling toasty, and you can help! Start a sock collection drive & send us new socks in all colors and sizes in their original packaging. We will distribute the socks to Veterans in VA Hospitals and include in care packages to deployed Service Members.
Don’t worry, we know there are regulations for the type of socks our troops wear when in uniform, but they request socks to wear when out of uniform– so really, any kind of sock will do!
How to Participate
Anyone can participate in the sock drive! It’s an easy, fun, and rewarding way to give back to the military and veteran communities!
Here’s how you can help:
- Purchase socks from our Amazon Gift Registry
- Purchase socks from a local store and ship them to our office (address below)
- Host a sock collection drive at your company, school, or organization
Ship your socks to us between February 1st – March 31st and they will count towards our Warm Feet for Warriors goal for this year!
Soldiers’ Angels accepts socks at any time in the year, but in order to count towards our Warm Feet for Warriors goal, we must receive socks between these dates:
February 1 – March 31
(Don’t worry if your socks arrive a little before the 1st or a little after the 31st– we anticipate that most people will end their collections on the 31st and the socks will arrive in the 2-3 weeks following.)
Socks are always needed at Soldiers’ Angels! This collection helps us fill sock needs across the country and around the world. Will you help us reach or exceed this year’s collection goal of:
75,000 Pairs of Socks
Thanks to all of you, we blew our 2022 goal out of the water collecting 88,785 pairs with a 50,000 goal! Can you help us collect 75,000 pairs of socks in 2023?
Where to Buy Socks
Need some help deciding which socks to buy? We’ve created an Amazon Gift Registry for Warm Feet for Warriors!
You can use this list as a reference for which type of socks to purchase locally or you can order directly from Amazon and have the socks shipped to our headquarters office in San Antonio, Texas.
Not an Amazon user? No worries, you can find socks just about anywhere in stores or online. Just find the socks you want to send, pack them up, and ship them to Soldiers’ Angels!
Sock Collection Drive
Interested in starting a sock collection drive at your business, school, church, group, etc.? That’s great! Scroll down to the Marketing Materials section and find graphics you can use to promote your campaign.
To start a collection drive, simply use a cardboard box or bin for collection and tape the flyer to your collection box! Please be sure to check with your office, school, church, or group regarding any regulations they may have on hosting a collection drive.
Once your collection is over, ship your collected socks to Soldiers’ Angels.
Please Note: You are responsible for the cost of shipping the socks to us. In order for your socks to count toward the Warm Feet for Warriors goal, your package must be postmarked no later than March 31.
Ship your socks to:
Soldiers’ Angels Warm Feet for Warriors • 2895 NE Loop 410, Suite 107 • San Antonio, Texas 78218
Feel free to use any of these prepared materials to promote your sock event or collection!
Soldiers’ Angels has created collection campaigns throughout the year as an opportunity for individuals, businesses, and organizations to come together and give back to our Service Members and Veterans. These collection campaigns are meant to be held in a way that general members of the public (ie, your friends, family, classmates, co-workers, etc.) can donate to the campaign. If you are hosting a collection, please do not solicit cash or in-kind donations from retailers, manufacturers, large corporations, or any other business entity. Due to the nature of those requests and the paperwork involved, solicitation of donations must come directly from Soldiers’ Angels. In most cases, we already have a relationship established with many of the major businesses. If you happen to have a connection at a retailer, manufacturer, large corporation, or other business entity that you think would be willing to donate cash or in-kind items to Soldiers’ Angels, please reach out to us and we would be happy to contact them. Email: [email protected]
Soldiers’ Angels Warm Feet for Warriors FAQ:
Still have questions? We’ve got answers! Explore our FAQ section to learn more about Warm Feet for Warriors. If we didn’t answer your question, feel free to reach out via phone or email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! Email: [email protected] Phone: 210.629.0020
Please click on each question to reveal the answer.
A: As many as you want! We have had donations ranging from 1 pair to over 3,000! Just please note– you are responsible for the cost of shipping the socks to our headquarters location in San Antonio, Texas.
A: Absolutely! We love to meet the people behind the collections! Stop on by our office at the address above and drop off your donation whenever you are ready.
A: The short answer is no, please do not solicit donations (cash or in-kind items) from any major company. Here’s why: Soldiers’ Angels has created collection campaigns throughout the year as an opportunity for individuals, businesses, and organizations to come together and give back to our Service Members and Veterans. These collection campaigns are meant to be held in a way that general members of the public (ie, your friends, family, classmates, co-workers, etc.) can donate to the campaign. If you are hosting a collection, please do not solicit cash or in-kind donations from retailers, manufacturers, large corporations, or any other business entity. Due to the nature of those requests and the paperwork involved, solicitation of donations must come directly from Soldiers’ Angels. In most cases, we already have a relationship established with many of the major businesses. If you happen to have a connection at a retailer, manufacturer, large corporation, or other business entity that you think would be willing to donate cash or in-kind items to Soldiers’ Angels, please reach out to us and we would be happy to contact them. Email: [email protected]
A: After we receive your donation of socks at our Headquarter location in San Antonio, we will distribute to deployed Service Members around the world and also to Veterans in VA Hospitals across the country. For deployed, we send out care packages to the Service Members we support and even to deployed Chaplains that support entire units. We will include the socks in these care packages. For Veterans, we are one of the few nonprofit organizations approved to work within the VA Health System. Soldiers’ Angels volunteers work within nearly 40 VA Hospitals across the country. One of their main roles as a volunteer is to visit patients in the hospital. Socks are a fantastic comfort item for these volunteers to take on their patient visits and distribute to Veterans of all eras!
A: As an Angel, you are absolutely welcome and encouraged 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. Socks must be received at our Headquarters in San Antonio to count towards the goal.
A: Yes, in this case, we do request that the socks are brand new in their original packaging. Don’t get us wrong, we love the talent it takes to produce a pair of handmade socks– but due to the volume of socks we expect to receive, we need to be able to sort the socks easily by color, type, etc. That being said, if you are one of those talented people out there that like to create your own socks… please be sure to visit the Soldiers’ Angels Sewing and Crafting Team!
A: It is not necessary. Last year we had some lovely thank you cards that came in with socks and we even had a photo or two that were included. We will do our best to include any cards or photos with a care package, but there is no guarantee. If you do include anything like a card or note, it must be in an unsealed envelope.
A: You can buy any adult size socks. We have Service Members and Veterans of all sizes and genders, so as long as they are adult socks, we’ll find the right person for the sock after we have them!
A: As you will see on our Amazon Gift Registry, black or white is preferred, but really any color is fine! As we mentioned above, these socks are not meant to be used as uniform socks by our deployed Service Members. The Military has pretty strict regulations when it comes to military uniforms and every branch is different. However, even deployed have plenty of time out of uniform. These socks will be used by military Service Members for time out of uniform. For Veterans in hospitals, the color doesn’t matter at all, but hospitals require that patients have Non-Skid socks.
A: If you would like to receive a tax receipt for your donation from an online store, please use one of the following options:
- Many websites will allow you to include a Gift Receipt and an Optional Gift Message. If the website you’re using allows this, please fill out the Optional Gift Message to include your name, address, phone number, and email address.
- If the website you’re using does not allow you to include a Gift Receipt or Optional Gift Message, please email your order confirmation/receipt to [email protected]. Please be sure that email includes your name, address, phone number, and email address.
A: If you would like to receive a tax receipt for you collected donation, please include a piece of paper in each box that is shipped to Soldiers’ Angels. The paper needs to include the name and information of the person (or company representative) the tax receipt should be addressed to. We will need their name (and company name, if applicable), address, phone number, and email address.
A: Absolutely! If you are donating online, please write “socks” in the comments field. If you are sending in a check, please write “socks” on the memo line. And if you call to make a donation, be sure to mention it to whomever you speak to on the phone.