Socktober Sock Drive

Socktober is a time for reaching out to those in need starting from the feet up! One of the most requested, yet least donated, items at homeless shelters is socks! Who knew such a small thing could make a huge difference? And with winter approaching, it’s especially important for us to do what we can to keep hearts and feet warm. To participate in this national sole-warming movement, simply drop off a new pair of socks in the collection bin in our lobby throughout October.

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Key Statistics

According to the National Alliance Against Homelessness, In January 2022, “582,462 people were experiencing homelessness across America.” This amounts to roughly 18 out of every 10,000 people. 40% of these people spend the night unsheltered (sleeping on sidewalks, subway trains, vehicles, or parks) and need simple things, like socks, to help get them through the night.

Homelessness in America
Data on homelessness are based on annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Counts conducted by Continuums of Care (CoCs) to estimate the number of people experiencing homelessness on a given night. The latest full counts (sheltered and unsheltered) are from January 2022. Point-in-Time data from 2007 to 2022 are available on HUD Exchange.
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