What is Knock Knock Give A Sock?
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
– Adina Lichtman, KKGS Founder
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.
Will is currently an administrative associate at Knock Knock, Give a Sock. His interaction with KKGS began with attending a Meet Your Neighbor dinner in 2018 as a Shelter Resident. This eventually progressed to speaking at dinners, virtual Meet Your Neighbor panels, and participating in the Sockcess job program. Will spent over a decade in retail banking, including five years in management before experiencing homelessness himself. He applies the data management, office administration, and general guy Friday skills accrued over the years to support KKGS behind the scenes. Will enjoys the challenge of making homelessness relatable in the corporate world. In his spare time, you can find Will cooking, writing and watching sports.
Abbi is the program director at KKGS. When Abbi started at KKGS in 2018, her role was focused on media and communications and has expanded into program directing at KKGS. She is also a photographer, enjoys thinking creatively and fills her free time with painting. She loves to hear people’s stories and believes that through conversation and open-mindedness, we can better understand the people around us.