Please Donate Socks for Stand Down

May 7, 2018

Once again this year, I am pleased to be leading a drive to provide hundreds of pairs of new socks (and underwear) for our military veterans in San Diego County who are experiencing homelessness.

San Diego's 31st Annual Stand Down will take place June 29th through July 1st. The event, sponsored by Veterans Village of San Diego, gives homeless veterans a chance to rest for several days in a welcoming environment, along with others who have shared experiences. Charitable organizations are on hand to provide comprehensive services to help participants with their various needs.

Supporting our veterans is a personal issue for me. I come from a family with a rich tradition of military service, and addressing homelessness has been my policy passion for as long as I have been involved in public service. I am proud to be a position to help make a difference in the lives of struggling veterans.

For several years now, my staff and I have helped by asking the public to donate pairs of new socks to distribute at Stand Down – because there were never enough socks to go around.

Our Socks for Stand Down drive runs now through June 18th. If you'd like to donate, you can bring a new pair of socks and/or underwear to any of these locations:

Socks for Stand Down 2017
  • Allied Gardens / Benjamin Branch Library
    5188 Zion Ave., San Diego, CA  92120-2728
  • California State Building – Lobby or Room 4061
    1350 Front St., San Diego, CA  92101
  • Carmel Valley Branch Library
  • 3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, CA 92130
  • Clairemont Library
    2920 Burgener Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110
  • Coronado Public Library
    640 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118
    (Accepting donations through May 29)
  • Del Mar County Library
    1309 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
  • La Jolla / Riford Branch Library
    7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037-4802
  • Linda Vista Branch Library
    2160 Ulric St., San Diego, CA 92111
  • Malcolm X Branch Library<
    5148 Market St., San Diego, CA 92114
  • Mira Mesa Branch Library
    8405 New Salem St., San Diego, CA 92126
  • Mission Valley Library
    2123 Fenton Pkwy., San Diego, CA 92108
  • Point Loma / Hervey Branch Library
    3701 Voltaire St., San Diego, CA 92107
  • Rancho Bernardo Branch Library
    17110 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92128-2002
  • Rancho Peñasquitos Branch Library
    13330 Salmon River Road, San Diego, CA 92129-2640
  • SEIU Local 221
    4004 Kearny Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92111
  • San Diego Central Library
    330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
  • San Diego Law Library
    1105 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101
  • San Diego Pride (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
    3620 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104
  • Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library
    9005 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123
  • Solana Beach Branch Library
    Earl Warren Middle School
    157 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • University Community Branch Library
    4155 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
  • University Heights Branch Library
    4193 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92103

Thank you for your support!


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Toni Atkins
Senator, 39th District