Saturday, November 14th: Join Us for Socks and Hops — Fun for a Cause

SocksAndHopsSwope Health Services (SHS) is hosting a new event that brings together some of Kansas City’s best craft brewers and restaurants, and YOU are invited.

The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, at the historic City Market in downtown Kansas City. Festivities start at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. for VIPs) with a variety of locally sourced food and fresh-brewed beer. There’s also numerous raffles with great prizes, such as Academy Sports + Outdoors gift cards, AMC Movie passes and a spa treatment certificate from Spa on Penn.

The reason behind the event? To build awareness of SHS Healthcare for the Homeless program, our Mobile Medical Unit and host a sock drive. It’s also the kick-off event for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Socks are among the most-requested items at homeless shelters. Socks provide warmth and protection, and in the cold, can help prevent frostbite. We want to give socks to everyone who needs them and raise awareness of the needs of the homeless people in our community.

SocksandHopsAll proceeds benefit the Healthcare for the Homeless Program.

At SHS, our Mobile Medical Unit provides regular care for the homeless people of Kansas City. Everyone who visits the unit, on every visit, gets a new pair of socks from NotesToSelf, a Kansas City-based firm that uses socks to deliver positive affirmations.

Putting on the socks, the wearer sees a message — I am confident, strong, awesome — in present tense. The accumulation of positive messages can make an impact on the subconscious mind. It’s a subtle reminder that every life has purpose and dignity.

This event, combining great food and superb local craft beers, also gives us the chance to provide warmth and support for the homeless. Your donations of socks are welcome at the event Nov. 14.

Three ways to join in:

  • VIP — for your $75 ticket, you get designated parking, early access to the event, plus a souvenir sampling glass and gift bag.
  • General admission — for your $45 ticket, you’ll also get a souvenir glass to sample as many brew stations as you like.
  • Designated driver — for your $25 ticket, sample the restaurant food and soft drinks. You’ll have a special wristband and get a souvenir glass, too.

All attendees will also get a pair of Notes to Self socks, a gift from our official sock sponsor.

Click here for tickets. We look forward to seeing you Saturday!

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