While many are focusing on the excitement of Thanksgiving and other upcoming holidays, there are Americans wondering where they will sleep or eat their next meal. November is Homelessness Awareness Month and at DollarDays we are always looking to better serve more people. That is why we recently welcomed the executive director of HomeAid Phoenix, Sam Levyas, to our office.
HomeAid’s goal is to “provide safe, stable, dignified housing and the supports needed to get individuals and families back on their feet.” As of 2017, 27% of the homeless population in Arizona is comprised of families with children. In 2018, homelessness grew by 10.3%, which was the 5th largest increase in the country.
HomeAid is collecting socks and blankets from November 13th through December 11th as they are the most needed items for those experiencing homelessness in the winter months. To kick off their new presence in Phoenix, DollarDays will be donating 360 pairs of socks and encourage others to donate as well.