Each year, the Denver Greek Festival chooses a charity in the Denver Metro Area to donate a proceed of its profits. This year, we chose Sox Place, a youth services charity whose mission is to “bring the Father’s heart to the fatherless, through physical, spiritual, emotional, and social provision to urban youth subcultures.”
The charity was founded by father-son team Doyle and Jordan Robinson in 2002. Doyle began his ministry be handing out socks to the street youth in Downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall, earning him the nickname “Sox”. Doyle then opened up a daytime youth drop-in center. For the last 15 years, Sox Place continues to grow every year, serving the youth of Denver with the help of its passionate volunteers.
Sox Place mainly servees street youth and young adults who range in age from infants to those in their mid-30s. Many have been abandoned by their parents and guardians, some are victims of the foster care system, and most have been tossed aside by society. Many of those we serve have encountered addictions to drugs, alcohol, violence, and sex as a part of their everyday lives. The charity provides a hot meal and a safe place every Tuesday through Saturday. At their headquarters are activities such as movies, video games, and pool to entertain the youth during their time at Sox Place. The staff and volunteers at Sox Place spend their time building friendships in order to provide healthy and constructive relationships.
We are proud to be a part of helping Sox Place continue to be a place of support for struggling youth of Denver. To donate or volunteer, check out its website for more information.
2017 Lawrence St. Denver, CO 80205
Open Tuesday through Friday from 12:00-4:00pm, Saturday from 11:00-2:00.