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: Hyram Hill, Son Of Philadelphia Police Officer, Killed In Targeted Shooting In North Philly, Sources Say
“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: All Lanes Reopen At I-76 Eastbound, Route 42 Southbound In Gloucester City, New Jersey After Overnight Crash
He’s started the www.thejoyofsox.org to raise money to buy or to receive donations of new footwear for the homeless.MORE NEWS: Flyers Tie Franchise Record With 12th Straight Loss
Reported by Lynne Adkins, KYW Newsradio