What is Knock Knock Give A Sock?
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
– Adina Lichtman, KKGS Founder
OUR STREET TEAM - HAKOOK
FACTS & FIGURES
600,000On any given night, there are over 600,000 homeless people in the US, according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
25%On any given night, over 138,000 of the American homeless are children under the age of 18. Thousands of these homeless children are unaccompanied, according to HUD.
1/30That makes nearly 2.5 million children who, in 2013, lived in shelters, on the streets, or in cars,
MEET OUR TEAM
Adina is the founder of Knock Knock, Give a Sock which she started during her sophomore year of college. She completed both an undergraduate and Master’s degree in social work at NYU. After finishing her studies, Adina decided to take KKGS full-time. She is in charge of the organization’s leadership and operations. When not busy collecting socks, Adina fills her time talking to strangers, painting, and traveling. Adina envisions a world where people are inclusive and working together to make a difference, and uses this as her daily motivation.
Ben is a senior at NYU where he is studying economics and public health. He started his work in the non-profit world with the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous in 2012 and has also been consulting for various start-ups (Metroclick, Tripda). Alongside spearheading the corporate liaison position at Knock Knock Give A Sock, Ben enjoys traveling (top places: Florence, and Switzerland) and tennis.
David is a senior at NYU where he studies Computer Science and Web Development. He began his work in web development in 2015 creating websites for small businesses. He is also involved in the Michael Levin Lone Soldier Center, and Amit. In his free time David can be found thinking about new start-up ideas, playing with lego, going for a run, or doing lots and lots of homework.