Updated: Feb 18
After Mission guests received more than 16,000 pairs of socks thanks to #TheTJShow sock drive in 2018, morning show hosts TJ, Loren and Producer Matt upped their game in 2019. For nearly a month over the holiday season, listeners of #1033AMPRadio opened their hearts to Mission guests in the form of sock donations, sometimes by the thousands.
In the first week, the station partnered with the Jonas Brothers to award tickets to individual contestants who gathered the most socks. 10 contestants raised just over 16,000 pairs of socks...just in the first week! Over two more weeks, the TJ Show aired interviews of Mission staff and clients and visited Brothers Marketplace to close out their goal of gathering 30,000 socks for Mission guests.
But listeners don't stop giving just because the goal has been reached. In the weeks before Christmas, several thousand more socks arrived at the station. And, several more donors referencing #TheTJShow delivered thousands more socks directly to the Mission. All told, listeners, their friends and family flooded the Mission closets with more than 41,000 pairs of socks!
From all of the Mission guests, residents, staff, and supporters, thank you so much to #TheTJShow for their wonderful platform, the staff at #1033AMPRadio for all of the promotional support, #BrothersMarketplace for hauling thousands of socks to the Mission, and all of the community members who brought relief to homeless feet!