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Who We Are

Founded in 2016, Take Two NYC is a fully volunteer-run public charity that strives to alleviate stresses experienced by street-sleeping New Yorkers and others in need by increasing access to essential supplies – mainly new socks. These items have the power to provide comfort, stimulate confidence, and strengthen resilience.

Small acts can have BIG IMPACT!

What We Do

Sock Collections

We collaborate with schools, community organizations, and businesses and have collected thousands of pairs of new socks through one-night events, corporate partnerships that incentivize giving, and sock drives that run between 2-4 weeks.

Sock Distributions

Distributions are done on foot by volunteers in public parks and train stations, on subway platforms and sidewalks, and through partnerships with mobile food distributors. We serve individuals in all five boroughs of New York City and more!


Take Two NYC partners with schools across the New York City metro area to run school-wide sock drives, inviting students, their families, and staff to participate. We also offer classroom programs that are paired with the sock drives to further engage students with our mission. Our approach emphasizes non-judgment, cultivates compassion, and promotes empathy. Through supplying information and facilitating a combination of inquiry and reflection exercises, we grow students’ understanding of the great number and variety of people affected by homelessness in New York City.

A glimpse at past events

Get Involved

how you can help

Make a donation

Want to make a difference now? Your contributions will help us carry out more programs to expand our reach.


We offer opportunities for individuals and groups to get involved with collections, distributions, and support.

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Take Two NYC Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, public charity registered with the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, Tax ID 81-4611176 . All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.