WAYNE, Pa. (CBS) – Tom Costello Jr. was volunteering at a homeless shelter when a podiatrist told him the needy men and women there suffered from a lot of foot-related problems because so few of them had socks.
Costello says most people who donate clothes usually forget about feet:READ MORE: Camden County Businesses, Officials Worry As Heavy Rains, Flooding Become More Common
“What do you do when your sweater wears out, well you give it to Goodwill or to the church. What about your socks? When they’re worn out, I threw them away, so you’ll find out the homeless have a lot of opportunity for coats, jackets or sweaters, but they don’t get any socks.”READ MORE: Upper Darby Police Investigating Death Of Newborn Found In Bag
He’s started the www.thejoyofsox.org to raise money to buy or to receive donations of new footwear for the homeless.MORE NEWS: Man Killed After Being Shot Multiple Times In Head In Frankford, Philadelphia Police Say
Reported by Lynne Adkins, KYW Newsradio