Adina Lichtman

Adina Lichtman, Tess Cimino – Knock Knock Give A Sock

Date grant awarded: April 2, 2018

Grantee Name: Adina Lichtman
Project Name: Knock Knock Give A Sock
Grant Location: New York, NY, USA

Funding Partner: Fox

Project Description: “Knock Knock Give A Sock” is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing the stigma of homelessness by bringing neighbors together through the distribution of donated goods to those facing homelessness. This project aims to create a world where individuals of all socio-economic backgrounds share, listen, and ultimately know their neighbor (in order to) leading to stronger communities.

Through this project, neighbors come together to help those experiencing homelessness. The project motto is 1) Help Your Neighbor 2) Meet Your Neighbor 3) Know your neighbor. In addition to collecting socks, they raise awareness about who the homeless are and provide both tangible and emotional support for those experiencing homelessness.

The project host nationwide sock drives in schools, camps, communities and companies. However what separates them from the typical drop-off boxes like Salvation Army, Goodwill etc. is that they allow communities to become further engaged with our cause through the Meet Your Neighbors dinners, moving beyond the simple collection of socks into breaking stigmas while breaking bread. This project provides warmth and reduces the stigma around homelessness,