Tom Costello
Founder, The Joy of Sox

Tom Costello is the Founder of The Joy of Sox, a Philadelphia-based organization that serves the needs for new socks for the homeless of the Philadelphia region. The Joy of Sox began when Costello found out that people rarely donated new socks to the homeless. Since 2010, The Joy of Sox has distributed more than 115,000 pairs of socks.


Giving Back For the Holidays and Beyond Air Date: December 26, 2013
Podcast #11

For the holiday season, give the gift of warmth! This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk with two organizations that focus on providing the less fortunate with the things they need to stay warm through the winter. Our guests this week are Tom Costello, the founder of The Joy of Sox, and Carey Palmquist, the Executive Director of Operation Warm. Tom will discuss how he went from a “homeless phobia” to providing over 100,000 pairs of new socks for the homeless. Carey will tell us how, to date, Operation Warm has provided more than a million children with their first new coat to keep them warm. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!