Local Teens Look to Help out Homeless

Donate socks, snacks through Library’s Teen Advisory Board

The Teen Advisory Board at the Alameda Free Library is seeking donations for a socks-and-snacks drive benefitting Operation Dignity. The board will collect items at the Main Library on 1550 Oak St. until Monday, Oct. 22. 

Bring new, adult-sized socks, such as tube socks and warm socks, to the library for donation. Individually wrapped snacks are also requested, including: crackers, granola bars, oatmeal, hot chocolate, protein shakes, nuts, pretzels, applesauce cups, pudding cups and dried soup. 

Operation Dignity assists homeless veterans and their families. The group provides emergency, transitional and permanent housing in Alameda County. Operation Dignity also offers comprehensive support services, nutritious meals and a strong peer community. Its mission is to help veterans rediscover hope and provide the tools needed to live a self-sufficient and stable life.

The Teen Advisory Board is a group of teens who help plan library programs and events. Teens, age 13 to 18, are invited to join at any meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. 

Contact Teen Services Librarian Hallie Fields at hfields@alamedaca.gov for more information.