Socks in the City: St. Anthony's Sock Donation Drive

Socks in the City: St. Anthony’s Sock Donation Drive

You can help make life healthier and pain-free for homeless and low income folks here in San Francisco.

For those on the street, feet matter! Do something to show you care: donate new socks to St. Anthony’s. Access to shoes and socks is often limited for homeless men and women living in shelters and on the street. Blisters and infections are common conditions that can lead to more severe health issues. Wet feet, ill-fitting shoes, constant standing, and diseases like diabetes take their toll. The best way to prevent such conditions is to keep feet clean and dry—very difficult if you spend your days outside.

Here’s how you can help!


We need 10,000 pairs of socks this year. We’re asking everyone to get new socks to those who need them most. Donate white athletic or outdoor socks for men, women, and children! Get a team together or donate individually.


On Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Share a sock story, photo, or video along the way as an invitation to friends, family, and coworkers to participate in the drive.


Host a sock party. Make it a competition. Sock bomb a colleague’s office. Organize a “sock mob”.


Socks may be mailed or dropped off to:
St. Anthony’s
Attn: Socks in the City
150 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

For questions, large donations, or to arrange to have a donation barrel delivered, e-mail us.


Light the Way

Our mission is to bring light to those in darkness, nurturing both body and soul.

Thanks to your generosity, you enable us to feed, clothe, heal, serve, and care for those in greatest need.