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Socks & Souls
a project for the homeless
by Leslie McKay

I know it’s the middle of summer and in many places the heat has been unbearable. A lot of people wear sandals or go barefoot and no one really thinks about socks right now. However, before we know it, the weather will change and cooler temperatures will be here followed by cold weather.

If you’re like me, when it’s cold I love being able to throw on a good pair of warm, dry socks…maybe even fuzzy ones. Unfortunately, for many members of our community, the pleasure of a pair of socks is a luxury they cannot experience.
Did you know that one of the most requested items (besides food) by a homeless person is a pair of socks? That’s right… SOCKS!

A few years ago, when Dennis and I were traveling and performing as the McKay Project, we met a couple who worked with a homeless organization in Missouri. When we found out that their most requested item from the homeless community was a pair of socks, we were shocked and couldn’t believe it. Socks – those things we take for granted and have tons in our drawers at home. The idea that a pair of good, dry, warm socks could be an individual’s most prized possession really opened our eyes. So,
we launched a campaign called Socks & Souls. Over the course of about 9 months and with the help of so many generous people, we collected about 1,500 pairs of socks and donated them to this ministry in Missouri.

It’s time to do it again! We have decided to relaunch the Socks & Souls campaign.
We will be collecting socks for the local homeless community at our teaching/recording studio – Studio 115A – in Columbus, MS through September 30th. Of course, if the socks still arrive after September 30, we will continue.
Everyone can participate ! This is a great outreach project for the kids in your family, life group or Sunday school class, sports team, or just you as an individual.
For the price of a fancy cup of coffee at your favorite cafe, you can buy a pack of 6-8 pairs of socks. It is an excellent investment!

For more information, follow or message Studio 115A on Facebook (@musicstudio115a) and Instagram
(@studio115a_macrecords). Socks can be dropped off or mailed to 201 N Browder St – Columbus MS

If you want to donate for the purchase of socks, you can do that too. In the old days
when people donated, we took photos or videos of the purchase so they knew their money was spent on socks. We will do it again.
If you cannot participate, we ask that you pray for this effort. We want to bless others and show God’s love to those in need. Let’s love our neighbor one pair of socks at a time!

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