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Since September of 2012, we have been on a month-to-month lease at our current building at 2017 Larimer St. Our landlord informed us that a bar would be taking over our building sometime in the future, and that time has finally come. Within the next 1-3 months, we will be forced to leave our current building. Right now our only available option is to rent our old building at 2017 Lawrence St. down the street, but the rent at this new building is $1,400 per month more than we can currently afford.

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If only 28 of our supporters were to commit to giving $50 a month to Sox Place, we would be able to continue serving Denver’s homeless and at-risk youth.

If 56 of our supporters were to give only $25 a month, we would be able to continue bringing the Father’s heart to the fatherless.

We are extremely passionate about serving our youth here at Sox Place. There is not another drop-in center like Sox Place in the entire country. We truly believe in what we are doing, and we personally invite you to join us in this journey.

Follow this link to donate below:

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We recently worked with The Lion Project in creating a new video about Sox Place. Watch the video below:

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It has been busy as always at Sox Place, and we have run out of coffee to brew for our kids. Coffee is a great way for our youth to warm up after a cold night out on the streets. If you have ground coffee that you would like to donate, feel free to drop by our location at 2017 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205 Tuesday through Friday between 9:30 and 4:00, and Saturdays between 9:30 and 2:00.

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated previously. We are fully stocked on nearly all of our staples, including food, clothing, and even dog food! We cannot keep our doors open without the support of amazing people like you.

Feel free to email us with any questions at info@soxplace.com.

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Generation Kids will be hosting a trick or treat event at Sox Place for the children of Sox Place on Thursday, October 31st from 2:30 to 3:30pm. Trick or treat!

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We have had the privilege of seeing so many of our kid’s lives transformed through the love of the Father that we share with each of them. Dustin, one of our former street youth, shares his story of how Doyle and the staff at Sox Place have helped him exit life on the streets.

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“Sox Place was not what I thought it was going to be. I thought that there wouldn’t be as many youth as there were. I also didn’t think the people would have big smiles on their faces. The experience I had there was awesome. It made me feel like a better person for helping those people out. I think what you do is amazing. I hope you keep doing it and I hope I can come back and visit again.”

-Stephen, 14 (Volunteer)

 

“Doyle,

Thank you so much for letting all of us come to Sox Place this summer. It was definitely an amazing experience that I will never forget. What you have done and continue to do is amazing.

Hearing all the different stories broke my heart. No one should ever have to be treated the way that some of these people were. I  couldn’t imagine being raised like some of them. It reminded me to be thankful for everything I have and to love my family a little more than I already do. But to see how far some of them have come and continue to work to get to where they want to be was great. They are all wonderful people and I can tell they look up to you more than you know. You’re a great mann that is doing great thing for these people. For some of them, you are the only one in their life that shows they care about them no matter what their past is like. You don’t judge them and they know how they can go to you for anything and everything.

Sox Place is amazing. I am looking forward to coming back. I would love to stay longer than just a day. Talking to everyone there was great. They all have different stories and I would love to help them. You provide them with a great place to hang out, a place where they can feel safe and secure.

Love you Doyle! Can’t wait to come back! Miss you already!

Your favorite,”

-Nikki (Volunteer)

 

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I often ask myself if Sox Place is still needed and a useful place for the street connected youth of downtown Denver, then a day like yesterday (and so many others) happen!

Here’s what a mother said in a recent email to me about Sox Place. Her daughter was on the streets back in 2009 and came to Sox Place often. She has since gotten off the streets and living in the NW. “I thank God for her perseverance daily and for the people like you who sustained her during the terrible times. I hope you and your family are well and please keep loving the unlovable.”

-Doyle

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Thank you to Van Dellen Elementary School for their donation of over 1,000 pairs of socks to Sox Place! This is a pick of those socks with our intern Sarah beginning to sort them. A huge thank-you to the students from Van Dellen!

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Since being hired as an intern at Sox Place Screen Printing, our new Streets2Stability intern, Mike, has shown promising results. He can now print a job completely on his own from start to finish and has been producing high-quality prints since day one. It has been a pleasure having him on as an intern, and we hope to see this trend continue as we start giving him more responsibility and room to grow. Mike has been able to develop more patience and hopes to be able to help others exit life on the streets through his position at Sox Place Screen Printing.

As we work to expand our small shop, we hope to gain more connections and customers, and ultimately hope to be able to fully financially support our non-profit drop-in center, Sox Place, with no dependence on outside funding. We are striving to grow our business in order to employ more street youth and provide them with the tools they need to conquer homelessness. We know that we are only just beginning our journey towards this dream, but we know that anything is possible, and we will continue to strive toward becoming fully self-sustaining.

We are excited to announce the launch of our new children’s program starting October 10th.

Two of our amazing staff members, Wendy and Doyle, will be directing a program for the younger Sox Place “kids” which will involve constructive games, crafts, and a specifically designed curriculum. This program will also provide much-needed access to food, clothing, toiletries, and other resources for young children and their parents. As always, we will be building intentional, one-on-one relationships with children and their parents, while providing them with the resources they need to properly care for their children.

 

This program, for children ages two and up, will begin on Thursday, October 10th at 2:30 and will run until 3:30 in the upstairs loft of our drop-in center.

We are looking for volunteers to help us care for these children. This position would involve volunteering once a week or more between the hours of 12:00 and 4:00 Tuesday through Friday. Other duties would include:

  • Help the parents get food, drink, or any personal items they may need when asked.
  • Read and color with children of various ages.
  • Assist parents in getting clothing for children and sort children’s shoes and clothing by size.
  • Assist in various cleaning tasks such as picking up toys and maintaing a clean play area.
  • Be able to lift 10-20 pounds and walk up stairs.
  • Pass a background check.

Volunteers do not need to be experienced; we simply ask that you have a loving and willing heart for His kids. Volunteers will undergo training before entering the program.

If you are interested in volunteering, email us at info@soxplace.com.

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