What an amazing event this was! The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Cardinal Manning Center, Stella’s Socks, and Southern Christian Leadership Conference came together to launch the first Summer Love Community Resource Fair on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Cardinal Manning Center.
With your support and contributions, we served 250 individuals experiencing homelessness in Downtown Los Angeles – Skid Row with a hot meal, new clothes and shoes, hygiene kits, medical and dental services, and more!
Stella's Socks is a registerd 501c3, started by 8th-grader, Stella Vaughan Verk and her dad, Jonathan. Every year, the organization delivers socks to over 100k homeless and homeless youth in Los Angeles. We organize a 'Sock Sesh' every month, allowing other kids and youth from the community an opportunity to participate in service and experience the rush of doing good and 'giving back'.
There are over 54,000 homeless and homeless youth on the streets of Los Angeles.
That's why Stella’s Socks works with leading community organizations, homeless shelters, food banks, religious centers and family clinics to distribute 100,000 pairs of socks to those in need.
Every day more than 50,000 homeless and homeless youth feel the impact of poverty. Without food, shelter, access to basic health & hygiene or meaningful human interaction, many end up on the streets. They are our mothers, our fathers, our children and the elderly. They are our neighbors, coworkers and friends.
Harsh conditions can lead to chapped, bruised and blistered feet, which makes reaching food banks and shelters difficult.
Stella’s Socks has partnered with leading sock manufacturers like BOMBAS to deliver socks to a sophisticated network of local and regional community organizations, homeless shelters, food banks, religious centers and family clinics working on the front lines and addressing poverty and homelessness.
We are always looking to partner with companies looking to change the world. If you are a sock company, have access to socks or would like to partner with us to change the world, we'd love to hear from you!
Stella’s Socks was launched in 2017 after daughter/dad team, Stella Vaughan-Verk (13) and Jonathan Verk (42) spent Sundays volunteering in a local shelter making lunches for homeless and homeless youth in Santa Monica. It was clear to them that without socks, their fellow Angelinos would suffer injuries and foot-related pain that make it difficult- if not impossible- to reach the facilities and shelters that offer them food, support and community.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals as we build an army of young people dedicated to helping 100,000 homeless youth find shelter for their feet.
Stella is a student at Santa Monica High School. In addition to running Stella's Socks, she plays Water Polo with the SaMoHi Vikings, is a teachers' assistant at Wilshire Boulevard Temple Hebrew
Jonathan is a recovering media guy and cofounder of social impact startup, coParenter, a platform for separating, divorced and never married parents to help them save money, stay out of court and make better decisions for their kids. More importantly, he is Stella’s dad. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oscar is Stella's younger brother and has been at virtually every Stella's Sock event, sock session and meeting since its inception. He's passionate about helping and has boundless energy for 'giving back' Contact Oscar for sock donations & pick ups: email@example.com
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