10,186+ pairs of Socks!

Picture of Compass Housing Alliance in Seattle
In Fall 2013, Magnolia Lutheran Church set out on a mission. Our goal is to gather and distribute 10,000 pairs of socks to contribute to our neighbors this winter.

We have provided financial assistance to Compass Housing Alliance for many years. Compass serves our neighbors who are struggling with homelessness and poverty.

On a recent visit to the Compass Center, near Pioneer Square, the hygiene center attendant mentioned that, "socks are gold". Having warm feet can make a world of difference.

This small mustard seed of an idea is now growing into a mountain of socks to help bring warmth and love to our neighbors. On October 20, 2013, Magnolia Lutheran kicked off the gathering season with a Blessing of the Socks. Each week as socks are brought to the church, we in turn will distribute them to Compass Housing Alliance.

On March 16, 2013, Magnolia Lutheran Church 
10k Sock Thermometer - Goal Reached!
celebrates reaching the first goal,
10,000 pairs of socks 
to share with our neighbors in need through 
Compass Housing Alliance with a blessing of the socks

This is the Spirit in Action

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this effort!!



Thank You Strideline socks
We also acknowledge the amazing support of Strideline sock company in donating 2000 socks for the cause. 

Thank you Strideline!


Blessing of the Socks, socks are the centerpiece of coffee hour
Will you join us in contributing socks so we can warm the feet and spirits of our neighbors this winter?

Ways to be a part:
  • Bring your new pairs of socks to Magnolia Lutheran Church. The need is great for men's, women's, and children's socks.
Click here for directions 2414 31st Ave W, Seattle
Monday through Friday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sunday 8:00am to 11:30 am

  • Contribute to the fund to purchase new socks
    • Special donors are providing up to $3,000 in matching funds. Make your contribution count for double by donating NOW!
    • Donate via our online processor PayPal. You do not have to belong to PayPal.
    • By Check- please make checks payable to Magnolia Lutheran Church C/O 10,000 Socks
      • 2414 31st Ave W, Seattle WA 98199
  • Participate in the Offering during the Sunday Worship and Holy Communion service
    • 8:15 & 10:00 am


The need is great for men's, women's and children's socks. Wool socks provide the greatest warmth even during our rainy, wet winters.



Thank You!