Donate Socks for Stand Down 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 (click here for the complete list):


University Heights Branch Library
4193 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92103


Thank you for your support!




Toni Atkins
Senator, 39th District



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