socks with stories: paying it forward initiative
supporting hospitalized children with fun non-slip socks and playful gowns
how the program works
fueled by sock & shirt purchases
All of our donations are made possible by members of the public buying socks and shirts
buy clothes that pay it forward
each purchase of resilience gives apparel helps improve families’ hospital stays through the donation of fun non-slip socks and gowns to children in the hospital
Here are the hospitals where we're organizing donations in 2021
What families are eligible to receive a direct donation?
Families with a child 21 years or younger and...
- Have a chronic disease diagnosis
- Be in active treatment or have completed treatment within 1 year
- Receive treatment at a hospital within the 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and U.S. territories
How many pairs will families receive ?
For in-hospital donations, the number of pairs each family receives is up to the discretion of the child life specialist.
For direct-to-family donations, we send one pair per immediate family member living in the home.
Can I organize a donation for my local children's hospital?
How does my purchase support sock and gown donations?
We operate on a model of one pair of socks purchased = one pair donated to a child in the hospital and two shirts purchased = a fun gown donated to a child in the hospital. If you’re curious about the dollar breakdown of this donation, we publish our pricing structure on each product page.
Periodically, we also make financial donations to partners that fund critical research and support families impacted by cancer. You can find a list of those partners on our giving page.
What sock sizes are most needed in donations?
Our small size (which fits children ages 6-11) is what hospitals prefer to have the most of. However, because they treat children 0-18, it is necessary to provide sizing up to adult mens.