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Stella's Socks:
Shelter For your Feet.

About Us

Anyone Can Make a Difference

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'. 

stella's socks in action

Our Mission

To Help 100,000 Homeless and Homeless Youth Find Shelter... For Their Feet.

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 Year.

The Homeless Problem is Our Problem

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. 

Partnering for Solutions

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! 

volunteer opportunties

Our Story

Shelter. For Your Feet.

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.

Our Team

Stella Vaughan Verk


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 Verk


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. 

Emmy Marino

Operations Manager

Emmy is currently a marketing coordinator with a start up and has a corporate sales background. She has always been dedicated to making a difference in her community and manages operations and partnerships for Stella's Socks. contact: emmy@stellassocks.com

Sierra Burt

Operations Associate

Sierra  has an extensive background working in non-profit organizations. She currently works for a Wedding and Event planning company based in Pasadena. When Sierra isn't working she loves to spend time with her Dalmatian Arya. Contact Sierra for sock donations & pick ups: sierra@stellassocks.com

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Greg Economou

 Chief Commercial Officer, Ticketmaster 

Kim Rosenblum

 EVP Marketing, Nickelodeon

Mick Ebeling

 Social Entrepreneur, Not Impossible Labs 

Emily James

Director of Clinical Programs, Step Up Hollywood

Oscar Vaughan-Verk

 Brother, Student, Comedian, Canadian 

Beau Shapiro

Rabbi, Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Darlene Fountaine

‎Director of Admission, Westside Neighborhood School

Jonathan Lowe

SVP Marketing & Business Development, LA Kings/AEG

Nikki Kessler

Founder, 99 Arms Productions

Contact Us

Stella's Socks

12655 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90066, United States

(917) 482-8252