Socks are a critical need out on the streets. By offering this new style, we can continue to support American made manufacturing, give away another pair to someone in need and employ those less fortunate.
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2013
Marking its growth as a social enterprise and expansion into the world of fashion, Mitscoots Socks has launched its anticipated Spring Style that will continue to address the pressing need for socks among the homeless and low-income. In continuing with the companies mission, for every pair purchased, Mitscoots will donate an equal quality pair to someone in need and create employment opportunities for those less fortunate. Get + Give + Employ. The announcement was made today by Mitscoots Co-Founder and Giver of Many Socks, Tim Scott, who after months of design debate had finally revealed what Mitscoots Socks next style would be, argyle.
"Since starting our company a few months back, I've wanted to make new styles. Not just because they are great, but because I knew they would get everyone excited for the great things they could do for those in need," said Scott. "Socks are a critical need out on the streets among the homeless and underprivileged. By offering this new style, we can continue to support American made manufacturing, give away another pair to someone in need and even take it a step further to hire those in need to package up each and every pair. The idea was to create a process that enables a hand up and not just a hand out.”
With Mitscoots Socks, customers get an American made pair of socks and sustain the ability for another pair to be donated while creating crucial employment opportunities for individuals often considered unemployable. Mitscoots donates their socks through a number of local and national non-profit organizations such as Mobile Loaves and Fishes, The Salvation Army, and Back on My Feet. These organizations are each critical in the support of the homeless population and getting those in need on the right track to sustainable success. “By working together, we can approach the problem in a strategic way that opens up the benefits of philanthropy to a whole new audience. Those organizations know what they are doing and we have created a system of working together to address the issues in a fundamental way. We can use solid business practices to support a philanthropic mission and most importantly, it’s the right thing to do.”
Available in the Mitscoots Online Store, the argyle socks arrive in 2 sizes for women and men. Made 100% in the U.S.A., the argyle has an iconic green color to be noticed and quality stitching for a comfortable wear with boots or business shoes. Scott added, "We are humbled daily and love every minute of doing what we do. It’s no secret that we owe our existence to the dedication and support of so many people, from our amazing employees to the partnering organization that help distribute our socks. To the countless customers, interns, campus reps, family and friends everywhere, we have a lot of thanking to do. With Mitscoots Socks, we know we are helping a lot of people. We also feel like we are pioneering a model that demonstrates you can address social issues at a core level, you just have to push ideas a little harder.”
The critical need for socks among the homeless contributes to a number of serious health issues that compound the difficulties of life on the streets. According to sources*, as of January 2012, there were 633,782 people in the United States experiencing homelessness. Approximately 38 percent of those were families with children.
Statistical sources: *The State of Homelessness in America 2013, A Report by The National Alliance to End Homelessness.
While volunteering along the streets of Austin, Texas, Tim & Agata Scott discovered that after food and water, there was no greater request among the less fortunate than for a clean pair of socks. Knowing there was something to be done, they co-founded Mitscoots, a company that for every pair purchased, gives away another pair of socks to someone in need and takes pride in employing the less fortunate. Get + Give + Employ.