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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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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.

Two of our good train-riding friends, Face and Milenia, share how Sox Place has impacted them during the time they have spent here in Denver. Train riders are often seen as dirty and lazy, but we see them differently. Our hope is to be able to share the Father’s love with every single individual that walks through our doors, regardless of how other people have treated them.

We at Sox Place would love to hear your story. Whether it be about transitioning away from life on the streets, breaking drug addiction, or having a place to call home, we want to hear it. We will be allowing our youth to sign up to share their story on camera starting today. We hope to put together a short video of how the staff at Sox Place have affected Denver’s street youth and look forward to sharing it with those who support our organization. We also encourage written submissions, poems, and art. We would love to see how Sox Place has impacted you over the years. Email benten@soxplace.com with any questions.

Sox Place Screen Printing is a small, alternative screen printing company based in downtown Denver. Sox Place Screen Printing provides employment and job training opportunities for homeless and at-risk youth through one-on-one mentorship, allowing them to gain job and life skills that can be utilized to break the ruthless cycle of homelessness. Revenues generated from screen printing services are used to directly fund Sox Place – a homeless youth drop-in center that provides food, clothing, shelter, and meaningful relationships to the street youth of Denver.

Contact us today at benten@soxplace.com to place an order or get involved.

In the next few days, for every dollar you give to Sox Place it will be matched by two generous donors (up to $7500.00)! You can give through www.coloradogives.org or PayPal or mail a check to Sox Place, PO Box 544, Denver, CO 80201-0544. You can tangibly affect the lives of our youth in a positive way by financially supporting us. Donate today!

Here’s what Cast Away, one Sox Place youth said about Sox Place: “I just wanted to let everybody know how wonderful Sox Place is to the homeless youth of downtown Denver. With out Sox Place I have no idea who or where I would be right now. Thanks to Doyle and his family, myself and others have been able to call somewhere home when we did not have one. I was able to go there the past 5 years knowing I was always welcome when I didn’t even feel welcome at my own house. Even to this day I know I can always go into Sox Place and be welcomed with love and help if I need it. Thank you to Doyle and Jordan for never judging or giving up on the homeless youth of Denver and for ALWAYS being there.”

 

 

 

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