For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, Public Information Officer, (510) 981-7008
EVERYONE COUNTS! TUBE SOCK DRIVE
Berkeley, California (Tuesday, October 16, 2012) - The City of Berkeley is partnering with EveryOne Home to conduct a Tube Sock Drive. Please donate new packages of adult men's tube socks to be distributed to homeless members of our community because "EveryOne Counts!" The socks will be used as part of our outreach in getting an accurate count of the County's homeless.
Donation barrels are located at (donation hours indicated):
Berkeley Food and Housing Project’s North County Women’s Center
2140 Dwight Way
M, T, Th, F 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
W 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Resources for Community Development (RCD)
2220 Oxford St.
M-F 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Every two years, a Homeless Count is conducted in Alameda County in order to measure our progress towards ending homelessness and maintain funding for homeless services. Many local organizations and City employees have participated in the count in the past. The City of Berkeley relies on data from the Homeless Count to inform program planning and funding decisions. Everyone Home is the organization that coordinates Alameda County's plan to end homelessness and conducts the Homeless Count. The next Homeless Count will be in January 2013.