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.”
For more information, please contact Sindia (ext. 116) or Anna (ext. 112) at (213) 483-6335.