Big-hearted schoolboy launches campaign to donate socks, hats, gloves & underwear to homeless.
To manifest this year’s Annual Conference theme of ‘More than Housing’ TIS are raising awareness and supporting Joseph Cox’s ‘Socks for the Street’ charity initiative.
A short six months ago, Edinburgh schoolboy Joseph Cox, 11, launched Socks for the Street after being moved by the number of homeless people on the streets during a school trip and vowed to do something to help.
Talking to the Bethany Christian Trust alongside his mother Anna, he found that the charity was in desperate need of socks to hand out to the homeless as the weather began to get colder.
Socks for the Street has now donated more than 2000 pairs of socks, which have been distributed through the Bethany Christian Trust, soup kitchens, and other homelessness organisations in the city. Joseph himself insists on carrying a bag full of items wherever he goes in case he spots someone in need.
Joseph’s philanthropy was also recently noticed by the local Rotary club, who put him forward for the Rotary Young Citizen Awards which recognises achievements of inspirational young people across Great Britain and Ireland.
The TIS team kindly asks that Annual Conference delegates showcase their generosity and bring new socks, gloves, hats, and underwear along with them to the event. Cash donations are also welcome.
Joseph will attend the conference, alongside his mother Anna to share his story.