HOUSTON – A clean pair of socks can make a big difference to a homeless person, especially during wintertime; that’s something a high school senior from Pearland understood at a very young age.
Her name is Princess Jackson, Founder of Sock Out Poverty, who spoke about her important mission.
Jackson has delivered socks to the homeless for over 8 years.
While on a blanket drive with her mom in Downtown Houston, Jackson noticed the homeless didn’t have socks to keep them warm. She then decided to give the most needed yet overlooked item to the less fortunate, a new pair of socks.
“So far we have donated over 15,000 pairs of socks and our goal is to go global and sock out poverty all over the world,” said Jackson, who has already started to help beyond Houston.
We had a great time serving over 200 men, women, and children at our Christmas In July Sock Campaign held at The Salvation Army In Atlanta! pic.twitter.com/xRzzv8nkhI— Princess Jackson (@PrincessJ4Real) July 16, 2017
The 18-year-old has given out socks in Beaumont, San Antonio, Dallas, Atlanta, California, Washington D.C, Florida, New York, and Alabama areas.
“It has been an amazing experience and I want to inspire others to give back,” she said.
Due to the pandemic and winter storm Houston experienced, Jackson wanted to pause her out-of-state sock campaigns and give back to her hometown.
For details on her 8th Annual Sock Campaign, happening Friday, May 7 at 10 a.m., click here.
To see Jackson’s complete interview, watch the video above.
If you wish to help, volunteers are welcome to sign up at sockoutpoverty.org, or you can mail in sock donations all year long to PO BOX 84904 Pearland, TX 77584.