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Thank you to all who joined in!
The drive is the first step, there is much to do

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We are still accepting donations of items for the care packages.


Our recent survey showed an alarming increase in the number of people living in the riverbed. A total of 404 people were found in the area we survey. Sadly, most won't accept housing and other services from public agencies when initially offered.


Care packages can be a way to build a relationship and provide much needed items such as socks and toiletries. Socks are the number one item requested. Over time, trust can build and people will begin to accept housing and other offered services.


We are still in need for other items for the care packages especially toothbrushes, wet wipes travel packs (biodegradable preferred), and individually wrapped food items like granola bars.


See below for a complete list.


Donations can be dropped off at our office M - F 9 - 1PM either the week before or after the event or give us a call for other arrangements at 619-297-7380

If you prefer, make a donation of $10 or more, and we will buy items that are needed for the care packages.

Use the PayPal Button above or mail your donation to:

San Diego River Park Foundation

4891 Pacific Highway, Suite 110

San Diego, CA 92110

memo: 2022 sock drive


Call our office at 619-297-7380 for questions and more information or email us.


If you are shopping on Amazon, please have them delivered to the above address.


Care packages will be given out along with our social service partner PATH San Diego and other groups.

Volunteer your time to help distribute the care packages. If you have a few hours each week, you can also join our regular team that identifies where people are living so they can receive assistance, and to make sure they are counted. If you are interested in being part of this effort as a volunteer, please call our office or send an email. Thanks!



Wet wipes travel packs (biodegradable preferred)



1-gallon re-sealable bags (prefer compostable)

Rain ponchos (individually wrapped)

Many individually wrapped granola or protein bars (we'd like to incude 6 in each package)





Hygiene Products


Thanks to the incredible generosity of many, we have received sufficient:

Warm caps or hats

NOTE: We partner with the San Diego Humane Society for pet needs. So pet items are not needed to help our pet friends!


Care Package Making Party
DATE: Friday, December 16th from 6 -7PM
LOCATION: Our office conference room. 4891 Pacific Highway.
Our goal is to have about 20 people to create 404 Care Packages.


This is a great opportunity for a club, business or other group.
Please call us at 619-297-7380 or send an email if you are interested.

Sock Drive