Episode 192- Knock Knock Give A Sock

This weeks’ show is designed to help people.

Well, actually, aren’t all our shows designed to help people? From telling you about chairs to help you have sex, to the ins and outs of professional axe throwing to helping you take off your clothes on a nude beach, if Why? is about anything, it’s about helping. (As an aside, why hasn’t the Nobel committee contacted us yet?)

This week, we talked with Adina Lichtman, the founder and head of Knock Knock Give a Sock. The program, which started with a simple plan to help donate socks to those experiencing homelessness has grown in a major way.

What started in Adina’s dorm room (go Violets) has grown to a program designed to help people meet some of the other people in their neighborhood- and to put a face on the homeless epidemic. Most of us have given to charity and done work to help others, but how many of us can name someone who has experienced homelessness? Adina aims to end that.

With Knock Knock Give a Sock, companies and other groups stage a sock drive at their office, collecting socks to distribute to the homeless in their area. And after the drive is complete, they host a dinner, where half the guests are from the company, and the other half are experiencing homelessness. And the conversations and interactions that take place during this meal have changed lives. It certainly changed Adina’s.

For more information, you can check out the Knock Knock Give A Sock website, follow them on Facebook or Twitter, or on Instagram, where they usually post about their upcoming ‘meet your neighbor’ dinners.

It’s a great group doing great work.


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