About Us

What Is Socktober?

Socktober is a sock drive that takes place during the entire month of October.

Why We Do It

Every night in the United States an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets.  This October, kids of Glastonbury Newcomers’ and Neighbors’ Club shows that even the smallest act of love, like donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of those less fortunate, the homeless.

What You Do

Sock donations for men, women and children were collected during the month of "Socktober". Last year over 1,400 pairs of new socks were collected. We greatly appreciate all the local businesses who hosted a kid created sock box: 

CT River Valley Chamber

Edward Jones (703 Hebron Ave)

Glastonbury Dance Center

Glastonbury Family YMCA

Glastonbury Gymnastics Club

Glazed Pottery Painting & Art Studio

The Goddard School

Hartford Quakers

Jersey Mike's Subs

New Steps Dance & Fitness Center

Pinwheels Toys & Games

St Dunstan Church

South Church Preschool

Welles-Turner Memorial Library

William Raveis Real Estate Glastonbury CT

What We Do

Glastonbury Newcomers’ & Neighbors’ Club delivered all donated socks to these homeless shelters: McKenny Shelter for Men and the East Hartford Community Shelter for Families.

How Did It Begin

It was created by Brad Montague in 2011. He created this project when he realized there was a large homeless population in his hometown. While researching his community and the community’s homeless population, he found that socks are the least donated items to homeless shelters. Brad took to the streets and started wishing people “Happy Socktober!” Word spread quickly thanks to social media and Socktober was created.

2020 Annual Sponsors

At Edward Jones (Jen Phillips, Financial Advisor), we believe a strong relationship is paramount. Meeting face to face is one of the best ways to build a lasting relationship - a simple idea that still makes sense in today’s complex marketplace.
Hair Today is a unique, family friendly salon, passionately styling women, men & children and actively supporting our community.
Desi Meister, Realtor with William Raveis is a Connecticut native, who fell in love with real estate while working in the insurance field. As one of our most ethical and responsive realtors in the area, Desi can handle any and all situations from representing first time buyers to working with experienced sellers.