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Join with us to collect socks to give to people experiencing homelessness in the riverbed

Image of socks

DATE: Sunday, December 4th


WHERE: SDRPF Headquarters Parking lot

4891 Pacific Highway
What: Stop by and say hi to team members who will collect your items as you drive up. We may even have some special holiday treats for you! If you want to volunteer to help out for the event, please let us know and plan on coming by 2:30.


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.


Can you support this effort with a gift of socks? Either new or gently used washed socks.


Warm socks are great but also athletic socks are great, too!


We also need other items for the Care Packages such as toothbrushes and toothpaste. See below for a complete list.


If you can't make the event, 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 socks and other 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.


Don't forget to use Smile.Amazon and select San Diego River Park Foundation as the charity you want to support! Amazon will make a donation to our organization!

The socks will be put into care packages to be given out along with our social service partner PATH San Diego and other groups.


808 pairs of socks - warm or athletic

404 warm caps or hats

404 wet wipes travel packs (biodegradable preferred)

808 toothbrushes

404 tubes of toothpaste

808 1-quart re-sealable bags (prefer compostable)

404 rain ponchos

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





Hygiene Products


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


Do you have a group of people that want to join us for a Care Package Making Party?
This will be on Friday, December 16th from 6 -7PM at our office.
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