From Sandwiches to Socks – Adina’s Knock Knock Give a Sock (KKGS) Aims to Make Winter Bearable for the Homeless

“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” – Mahatma Gandhi


Even a small act of kindness can go a long way towards improving someone’s life. Some heroes focus on the mundane gestures that can brighten a person’s day. Despite the growth of altruism over the years, there are some areas people aren’t working on enough. Adina Lichtman initiated one such effort, namely Knock Knock Give a Sock (KKGS).

Lichtman, while a college sophomore at New York University, got the idea for her charity out of the blue while handing out sandwiches to the needy. One of the people she gave a sandwich to, Diego, told her that people like him need socks more than sandwiches, especially in the winter. This proved to be her Eureka moment, and she decided to make a difference in a different way.

Initially, she was going to hand over her socks, but she realized  they wouldn’t fit Diego. So she went around the dorms, and in no time collected over 40 pairs. She figured out that people don’t donate socks as much as other articles of clothing, despite the fact that the homeless need comfortable socks in the winter.

Her charity also conducts different initiatives, including organizing dinners where people from a shelter dine with college students. According to Adina, the initiative needs to be brought to the people in power to be able to make a real difference.

At Sheltering Grace, we believe even one person can initiate a change. The key is to harness the power of the good deed by influencing others to join in. Adina’s initiative shows how even a small action can improve the lives of many people. Many heroes, like Adina, are working towards making the world a better place, without due recognition. They deserve all the encouragement and prayers we can offer. Sheltering Grace Ministry accepts winter clothing donations; please reach out to us for keeping homeless pregnant moms and their babies warm during winter.

Sheltering Grace Ministry, Ltd. is a 501(c)3 Ltd. non-profit ministry. We resolve the initial crisis of homelessness by providing a safe place to live during pregnancy and by providing mothers with the tools they need to improve decision-making, to enhance employment options, and increase family income, to act responsibly as the head of their household, and to develop the self-reliance to progress to permanent independent living. Please join us in renewing and rebuilding the lives of these brave women – #Be1of5000.

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