Women’s organization to deliver 2,000 pairs of socks, masks to Denver shelter

Samaritan House recipient of CampExperience donation to help families experiencing homelessness

Denver, CO—Thousands of Bombas socks, as well as 100 protective masks for children, will be delivered Friday to residents of the Samaritan House homeless shelter in Denver, via a colorfully-painted camper van traveling around the state.

Samaritan House, a shelter for men, women and families experiencing homelessness in Denver, is one of the recipients of the donations from the Sock it To ‘Em Sock Campaign and CampExperience, a Colorado-based organization for women.

CampExperience founder Betsy Wiersma with sponsors and volunteers will deliver 2,000 pairs of socks from their van to the shelter at 9 a.m. Friday, July 24, at 2301 Lawrence St. in downtown Denver. Media representatives are invited to attend the event.

“The CampExperience Network is dedicated to Doing Good and Having FUN!” Wiersma said. “In 15 years, we have raised more than $1 million cash and in-kind support for charities in Colorado and around the world. We love to join with our Charity Partner, the Sock It To ‘Em Sock Campaign, to make a difference for Samaritan House and the wonderful families.”

The donations and support are important during a time when needs are high and increasing among families seeking help from Samaritan House.

“All of the women and families at Samaritan House will be grateful as essential items like socks and masks are crucial to keep them healthy and happy. Smiles abound when residents put on a brand-new pair of socks,” said Mike Sinnett, vice president of shelters and community outreach for Catholic Charities of Denver. “We want to show our participants dignity, and we’re thankful for CampExperience and the Sock It To ‘Em Sock Campaign and supporters for helping make this possible.”

CampExperience also donated craft supplies, activities and purses filled with gifts for mothers living at Samaritan House earlier this year.