Coat & sock drive for homeless

Thousands of homeless men, women and children sleep on the streets of Seattle each night. With winter upon us one local businessman is helping with a coat and sock drive. This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and photographer David Entrikin of the Outsiders Exhibit is asking for help to keep the homeless warm.

Entrikin started taking pictures of Seattle’s parks a few years back when he ran into a former pastor who had fallen on hard times and was living in a tunnel. The man inspired Entrikin to change his focus from parks to the homeless. Now, in a 3,000 square foot studio at 4611 11th Ave. NW, 1500 photographs are on display portraying Seattle’s homeless. The exhibit has been very popular with about 250 middle school students, teachers, homeless & homeless advocates coming to learn from Entrikin. Because of the popularity, he has decided to extend the exhibit through January 31, 2009. To donate to the coat and sock drive, please bring used jackets and NEW socks to the exhibit. (Photo courtesy: David Entrikin)

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