Thank you to every City employee and visitor who contributed to this year's Sock Drive. We collected about 1,580 pairs of socks, and 47 blankets. Oh, and 5 cans of soup. The number of pairs of socks donated was almost three times the total in 2009.
Special thanks to Matt Stuart of Sock It To Me sock company who helped with the collection process in multiple locations. Sock It To Me also contributed two cases of socks. Founder Carrie Atkinson's business is featured in a video on Mayor Adams's site here. David Shaff, Director of the Portland Water Bureau, also donated multiple pairs of warm socks to help clients of Transition Projects and Dinner & A Movie this winter.
Many thanks to all who gave, to Sara Hussein on my staff for leading the project, and to Mary Ann Schwab of the Sunnyside neighborhood for suggesting the concept last year.