Sock Drive for the Homeless in Echo Park

The City of Los Angeles is collecting socks for the “Make the Homeless Count Sock Drive.” According to a press release, the socks will be distributed throughout the city “as part of the effort to count homeless men, women, and children for the U.S. Census.”

The press release continues, “This community is one of the most challenging to accurately count. The Los Angeles Housing Services Authority estimates there are nearly 25,000 homeless in our city on any given night. Getting an accurate count is important because census data is used to determine, among other things, Los Angeles’s allocation of state and federal dollars for programs that help people in need.”

You can donate a new pair of sicks in any size for men, women or children before March 14 at the Echo Park Family Source Center at 1824 Sunset Blvd., or any LA fire station.

For more information, please contact Sindia (ext. 116) or Anna (ext. 112) at (213) 483-6335.,-95.677068&sspn=38.22949,53.789062&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1824+W+Sunset+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+California+90026&ll=34.077616,-118.26117&spn=0.009864,0.011373&z=16