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Midtown Christmas Store1218 E Oak Street | New Albany, Indiana 47150

Midtown Christmas Store

We are a creative, innovative Christmas initiative that offers parents dignity and the power to choose gifts for their children. We partner with Northside Christian Church each year and run the Christmas Store out of the Cardinal Ritter House and for the neighborhood and the kids and that has made all the difference.

ABOUT US Solutions For Complex Problems - This is what we do in a nutshell.

Clean Socks Hope, is a faith-based 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt, publicly supported nonprofit that helps under-served communities with programming that includes a low income food cooperative called the Midtown Neighborhood Network. Without viable transportation, many families face a 1 to 2 hour round trip trying to find healthy food options. This phenomenon is referred to as a food desert. Meaning, the Midtown community of New Albany, Indiana has no local grocery or department store and its lack of transportation issues causes our neighbors to walk or ride their bike past acres of alcohol, lottery tickets and processed food options. This is an open invitation to crime, drugs and sex trafficking.

We partner with the under-served neighborhoods beginning with its residents, then its churches, nonprofits and businesses and finally local government to provide innovative and holistic development that produces flourishing communities where God's peace is present. We refer to this as Spiritual Gentrification. Our goal is to designate a 10-year master plan and when that community is up and thriving, move to the adjacent or to the next neighborhood in need and replicate the process. We’ve been offering our Christmas Store and Food Cooperative to the Midtown community for over 3 years with one caveat. The families must have skin in the game equal to the benefits they receive.

RECENT WORKS Our Collaborators - What they do and why

IMPACT Our commitment to Midtown Moments that Matter

Clean Socks Provided
8960 / to date
  • New Albany
  • Jeffersonville
  • Louisville
Midtowners Served
4573 / to date
  • Monday through Thursday
  • Every other Friday
  • Saturday's @Gathering
Cafe' Community
3130 / to date
  • Coffee
  • Conversation
  • Community Wi-Fi
Showers for Homeless
623 / to date
  • Hope
  • Dignity
  • A place to feel cared for

LATEST NEWSStraight from our blog.

October 28, 2015
This is What We Don’t Do

A few years ago, a neighborhood mom invited me to join her picking up Christmas gifts for her son. I had met this awesome family a few months earlier

August 27, 2015
Walk There With

Nearly two years ago, a man named Mike walked into our cafe at Midtown Commons. He wore a t-shirt and tattered jeans in the middle of November. His

March 10, 2015
Midtown Street Fair Returns

The Midtown Street Fair and Hope Music Festival 8:00AM: The Midtown Color Dash 5K: At Cardinal Ritter Park 1218 E. Oak Street New Albany, IN 47150.

March 10, 2015
Skin in the Game

Our example from Midtown of having skin in the Game! At times we take some heat about what we do in Midtown, so I always like to post our ministry

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1423 E Oak Street | New Albany, IN 47150

Phone: (812) 542-4081
Email: mail@cleansockshope.org

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