Every year, the Realtors Association of Lincoln coordinates a sock drive to benefit the People’s City Mission (PCM, Only251.org) and provide those in need in the community with warm socks. Last year, they surpassed their goal and collected 24,154 pairs of socks! This year’s sock total is still being counted, but hopes are high that the community has gone above and beyond again to hit a new record.
After the sock drive is over this year, People’s City Mission will begin giving away the collected socks on March 13. All shelter guests and community members in need are invited to receive some new socks just in time for spring.
People’s City Mission was started in 1907 by local churches, offering food and shelter for transient and impoverished men, women, and children. In 1987, PCM moved to their current location and now houses 350 men, women, and children nightly in their emergency shelters and the Curtis Center transitional housing program. PCM gives 91.7% of every dollar to the need, which is one of the highest of any charity in the city. As Lincoln’s homeless shelter, People’s City Mission’s work is more than 97% funded by community donations. For more information or to donate, visit Only251.org or call (402) 475-1303.