Since launching in 2016, we have had the opportunity to partner with 36 different homeless shelters. This means we've had 36 opportunities to make a small difference in some of the homeless communities across the country. It has been a blessing to help meet the needs of our partner's so far, and each month the socks are received gratefully.
As most of you know, socks are #1 requested item from homeless shelters. Many times, we've walked into the supply room of these homeless shelter's and seen an empty sock bin. But something else we have learned since working with 36 different shelters is the overwhelming need that they have for other apparel items, too. Underwear, hats, undershirts, rain coats, scarves, gloves, and the list goes on.
This is the reason behind our expansion. Selling socks exclusively up to this point has been so fun, and we will certainly continue growing our sock collection as we move forward, but Sky Outfitters allows us to be an even stronger partner for our homeless shelters. Our hope is that as our brand continues to expand, our impact on each homeless community becomes bigger and bigger. That's why we kept the same one-for-one model that we had with the socks - for each sock purchased, a sock is donated; for each hat purchased, a hat is donated; for each scarf purchased, a scarf is donated.