We are a different kind of charity. We offer hope and dignity, not dependency and shame.

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Be Consistent
We're about helping not hurting.
Be Present
We're here everyday.
Have high expectations
Do you want to get well?
The Way is the Answer
Apart from Me you can do nothing.

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 years with one caveat. Our families must have skin in the game equal to the benefits they receive.

Midtown Spirit Cultural and Urban Center1501 E Oak Street | New Albany IN 47150

Midtown Spirit Cultural Center and Urban Academy
We are an innovative community initiative that offers participants the dignity to choose a hand up instead of a demeaning hand out.

RECENT WORKS Our Collaborators - What they do and why

IMPACT Our commitment to Midtown Moments that Matter

Clean Socks Provided
9511 / to date
  • New Albany
  • Jeffersonville
  • Louisville
MNN Food Co-op Served
1670 / to date
  • $1 donated = 11 Meals
  • 8,442 Meals in 2015
  • Monthly Meal Average 704
Cafe' Community
5144 / to date
  • Coffee
  • Conversation
  • Community Wi-Fi
Showers for Homeless
790 / to date
  • Hope
  • Dignity
  • A place to feel cared for

LATEST NEWSStraight from our blog.

December 31, 2015
What Makes Us Different

What Makes the Clean Socks Hope Different… December 31, 2015 Clean Socks Hope is celebrating its eight-year anniversary this year! When reflecting on

December 25, 2015
We Can Do Nothing

“We can do nothing.” It’s a phrase my cohorts Dave and Preston say at Midtown Commons quite a bit. It’s sort of a paraphrase in spirit of two popular

December 1, 2015
One Less Gift May Change a Life This Christmas

My name is Jeff Minton. I am the Executive Director of Clean Socks Hope, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that I co-founded in New Albany, Indiana. I work 60

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

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1423 E Oak Street | New Albany, IN 47150

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

DONATE & CHANGE THE WORLDYou're the people that make it all happen.

Donate with gifts of all kinds, including your non-cash items!

In addition to money donations, we are now able to accept vehicle donations, jewelry, used cell phones, gift cards, stock, and much more! The proceeds from your donations will go towards creative, innovative, and outrageous community initiatives that offers the displaced and low income families dignity and the power to choose for themselves. Thank you for your generosity!

Clean Socks Hope, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt, publicly supported organization incorporated and registered in the state of Indiana. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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