BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:
Sock Out Poverty, Inc.Houston, Texas
ABOUT THE BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:Sock Out Poverty is a nonprofit organization that was birthed by fifteen-year-old actress and model, Princess Jackson. Because of her passion to give back to the community and her fondness for socks, Sock Out Poverty was created. Princess gives the most needed, yet overlooked, item to the less fortunate, and that's a new pair of socks. Her goal is to reduce poverty and provide socks for the less fortunate, therefore Socking Out Poverty One Step At A Time!
To date, Sock Out Poverty, Inc. has given out more than 10,000 pairs of new socks in the Houston, Beaumont, San Antonio, Dallas, Atlanta and California areas. Our goal is to go global and "Sock Out Poverty" all over the world.
Sock Out Poverty, Inc. has received donations from national businesses including Walmart, Sam's Club, The Floyd Mayweather Jr Foundation, and comedian and TV host Steve Harvey.
The mission of Sock Out Poverty, Inc. is to provide socks, clothing and other material goods to men, women, boys, and girls that are in need or less fortunate. Through the services and donations of this organization, poverty will be reduced and lives restored. Sock Out Poverty is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to Sock Out Poverty One Step At A Time!
THE STORY:Sock Out Poverty, Inc. has been in existence for more than four years. While on a blanket drive with her mom, Jackson noticed the homeless didn't have socks to keep them warm. Because of her passion to give back to the community and her fondness for socks, Sock Out Poverty was created.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS / ACCOLADES / AWARDS:Sock Out Poverty has received a Congressional recognition from the State of Texas from Congresswomen Shelia Jackson Lee
Princess Jackson received a proclamation from the City Of Houston on July 7, 2015, recognizing the day as Princess Jackson Day, acknowledging the work she had done in the community through Sock Out Poverty, Inc.
Lastly, Princess Jackson's Sock Out Poverty, Inc was honored on the Steve Harvey Show. Mr. Harvey and partners donated to Sock Out Poverty to assist with Sock Out Poverty's mission which is to reduce poverty and restore lives.
ROADBLOCKS AND CHALLENGES:Princess is a basketball player and on the track team. Her basketball team was undefeated this season 32-0. This made history for their basketball team because this has never been accomplished at their school.
Princess also placed 1st in the 400 run on her track team.
The only challenge Sock Out Poverty has face, is to better and expand the organization to help meet needs all over the world. By overcoming that challenge, we reach out to facilities in different states to assist with hosting our sock campaigns which will help reach our goal to Sock Out Poverty all over the world.
RELAXATION:Vacations - because they allow you to refuel, refocus, and rejuvenate.
Reading - because it allows you to challenge your thinking and stay abreast of what's going on.
Dancing - because it allows me to be free!
CONTACT INFORMATION:Mailing address: PO Box 84904 Pearland, TX 77584
25 Apr Phyllis Burton
Posted at 20:45h in NONPROFIT