Posted by Jane Mermelstein on Nov 17, 2020
During the last few months, our Club received donations of 3,750 pairs of socks, 2,000 hygiene kits and 2,000 face masks to distribute to the homeless in San Francisco through our partners in the community. This distribution was part of the 4,500 hygiene kits distributed citywide and described more fully here.
We cataloged, sorted and assembled them to give to the City’s Healthy Streets Operation Center, Homeless Prenatal Program, Lava Maex, San Francisco Police Department and Community Housing Partnership. Thanks to Susan and John Dean for offering the storage space in their garage as they received boxes and boxes and more boxes of supplies! Rotarians involved with soliciting donations, organizing, sorting and distributing included Lisa Christian, Ann Daugherty, John Dean, Susan Dean and Jane Mermelstein.
Our gratitude to Club members Susan Dean and John Dean for donating the hygiene kits, to Bombas for the gift of all of the socks and to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office for the generous donation of masks. 

The recipient organizations are grateful for these vital supplies and report that they help them better serve our unhoused neighbors in San Francisco with dignity.