DDPHE Receives Bombas Sock Donation

Published on March 18, 2024

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) recently received a donation from the Bombas Giving Program.

Bombas, a comfort-focused apparel brand with a mission to help those in need, donated 2,000 pairs of socks to DDPHE. The socks will be distributed by DDPHE staff who interact with those in need throughout the Denver community, including newcomers to our city and people experiencing homelessness. DDPHE has many staff members who work across the City and County of Denver to support those most in need by acting as city liaisons, making referrals for services as well as providing resources and care supplies such socks, snacks, water and more.

Bombas was originally founded in 2013 because socks are the #1 most requested clothing item at shelters for people experiencing homelessness. Underwear and t-shirts are #2 and #3 respectively. While the brand started with and is known for its extremely comfortable socks, Bombas used its expertise in comfort to launch into apparel with t-shirts in 2019 and most recently, underwear in 2021. For every item purchased, a specially-designed item is donated to someone at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. To date, Bombas has donated over 100 million items.