Ever considered the impact a pair of socks can make?

Come with us and see! We are a group who engage with the homeless in London by cutting through the misconceptions, prejudice and fear that often accompany stereotypes of rough sleepers and other vulnerable groups in the city. We walk, sit and talk with them in a moment of mutual learning and trust, driven by the ethos of unconditional human contact and friendship. . Anyone with an open mind and the willingness to be challenged and step out of their comfort zone can join The Sock Mob!

And a simple pair of socks is all it takes to break the ice.

We meet in small groups, lead by an experienced member (either an organiser or walk leader). We meet every two weeks -  usually on a Tuesday evening, at pre-arranged Central London locations and walk around for about an hour or so. We bring along food, drinks and basic material goods we can to share with homeless people we have got to know over the years, chatting and catching up with their news. The main aim is to listen, talk and forge meaningful links with them in a completely non-judgemental and agenda-free way. Afterwards, members have the option of joining us at a local pub to catch up with others from the different routes and to chat about our experiences.  Occasionally, the RSVPs are closed once our allocations of groups are full, but there is always the following week!

We are not a charity, but an informal group of people with a desire to put humane principles into every day, effective action. We have more information about who we are on the Pages tab of the group here: http://www.meetup.com/thesockmob/about/, so feel free to read more about us there.  We are also a group on Facebook, which members are welcome to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/14461009456...: For any media enquiries, please contact Terry Lloyd in the first instance.


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Welcome, Sock Mob volunteers!

Recent Meetups

  • July 21 · 7:00 PM

    Tuesday Mobbing

    30 Volunteers | 5.00

    Join us on our fortnightly Tuesday Mobbing on the Strand in Central London. We'll be meeting outside Mcdonalds at 7pm and then divide into 3-4 groups (please visit map... Learn more
  • July 7 · 7:00 PM

    Tuesday Mobbing

    24 Volunteers | 5.00

    Join us on our fortnightly Tuesday Mobbing on the Strand in Central London. We'll be meeting outside Mcdonalds at 7pm and then divide into 3-4 groups (please visit map... Learn more
  • June 23 · 7:00 PM

    Tuesday Mobbing

    25 Volunteers | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    Join us on our fortnightly Tuesday Mobbing on the Strand in Central London. We'll be meeting outside Mcdonalds at 7pm and then divide into 3-4 groups (please visit map... Learn more
  • June 9 · 7:00 PM

    Tuesday Mobbing

    25 Volunteers | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    Join us on our fortnightly Tuesday Mobbing on the Strand in Central London. We'll be meeting outside Mcdonalds at 7pm and then divide into 3-4 groups (please visit map... Learn more
  • May 26 · 7:00 PM

    Tuesday Mobbing

    22 Volunteers | 5.00

    Join us on our fortnightly Tuesday Mobbing on the Strand in Central London. We'll be meeting outside Mcdonalds at 7pm and then divide into 3-4 groups (please visit map... Learn more
  • See all past Meetups

What's new

  • Terry Lloyd founded The Sock Mob Homeless Volunteer Network

    on March 3

 

Our Sponsors

  • St Paul's Bow Common

    Kind donations of socks and money and an incredible space for us to use!

  • The Kindness Offensive

    Socks, blankets, food, fun and extreme kindness!

  • The Alexandra Trust

    Generous donations!

  • Stephen Hawking School

    The love and support of London's young people!

  • Lush

    25kg of delicious smelling soap, shower gel and shampoo!

  • Snugpak

    Generously discounted, high-quality sleeping bags for street friends

  • City Year London

    Socks and toiletries!

  • Charity Buddies

    Spreading the word and posting more lovely mobbers our way!

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Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

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