Sock Drive with Footprints ICT

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Most of us put on socks every day as part of our daily routine. Oftentimes, if our socks get dirty or wet we can take our ability to put on a clean pair for granted.

Goodwill Industries of Kansas teamed up with one organization that is looking to make a difference. Footprints ICT is putting new socks on the feet of men, women, and children in need in Wichita and the surrounding areas. Goodwill administration staff collected new socks in a “Sox Box” to support those who need them most.

Footprints ICT is making an impact by helping to supplement one of the least donated items: new socks. Marsha has led the organization for the last three years, she and a team of volunteers have put over 29,000 pairs of socks on the feet of those in need. Part of the donations collected go towards “sock drawers” in over 55 schools. This allows students of all ages to have fresh and clean pairs of socks.

Another half goes towards their homeless outreach on Sundays. To Marsha, it is all about community and seeing smiles while showing others that they truly care for them. One can come to acquire a clean pair of socks, a hot or cold drink, and conversation. No questions asked.

All of the socks Goodwill staff donated will be distributed in the near future after they are sorted into categories from children to adults. From Marsha’s perspective, Footprints ICT represents more than just a call to action. According to Marsha, “It is not just about socks. It’s about a relationship.”


About Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Goodwill Industries of Kansas provides opportunities for people with disabilities and barriers to employment seeking independent and productive lives. Hundreds of people with disabilities receive case management services and develop life and job skills through employment at Goodwill’s home office and in the community. Whether it be recycling donated items or preparing insulation for local aviation manufacturers, Goodwill clients and employees have found success and become more independent through work in our contracts division.

In addition, adults work toward their GED and other certificate programs through NexStep Alliance, a partnership between Goodwill and WSU Tech. More than 1,400 individuals receive services through Goodwill each year. These programs are supported by 18 retail stores in Kansas along with an online division at For more information about Goodwill, visit