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At Community West Foundation, the plight of the homeless has always been an issue we care deeply about. In 2014, we started the SocksPLUS initiative after learning that socks were, and still are, the number one requested item by the homeless.

SocksPLUS has grown exponentially over the years and we are grateful for the positive response we have received from the community. Because of our growth, we needed to find additional space to house the donations of socks and other items being dropped off at our Westlake office.

New Donation Drop-Off Location:
You should now take your SocksPLUS donations to Common Threads in Fairview Park, instead of dropping them off at Community West Foundation.

Common Threads
22049 Lorain Road 
Fairview Park, OH 44126
STORE HOURS: Monday-Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday: Noon-6 pm

Common Threads has the resources to accept donations on our behalf and house them until they are delivered to the homeless through the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH). Have items not on the SocksPLUS list that you want to donate? No problem! Common Threads will also accept your donations of clothing, furniture, household goods, toys and more – many items that SocksPLUS could not previously accept.

Through this partnership, we are able to do even more for those in need in our community. We call it “The Thread of Good” and here is how it works:

Thread of good revised for brochure


Will my donation go directly to the homeless?
Yes. If you donate items needed for SocksPLUS, they will go to the homeless. Keep in mind, Common Threads accepts all types of in-kind donations which directly benefit the ministries of Building Hope in the City.

Will I receive a receipt for my taxes?
Yes. Common Threads in Fairview Park will provide you with a tax receipt for your donation to SocksPLUS.

Can I still drop off a SocksPLUS donation at Community West Foundation in Westlake?
Unfortunately, there is no room for donations at Community West Foundation. Please drop off your SocksPLUS donations at Common Threads in Fairview Park.

How do I make a monetary donation to SocksPLUS?
Click here to donate online or text SocksPLUS to 44321.  You can also drop off or mail a check to our office located at 800 Sharon Drive in Westlake.