As you are shopping for gifts these next few weeks, please consider adding “Socks” to your shopping list. As in past years, my office staff and I are collecting new socks that will be donated to people living outside in Portland. New or gently used hats, gloves, and scarves are also welcome. Sometimes a pair of clean, dry socks can make a significant difference to a person or family enduring Portland’s winter without shelter.
Donation bins will be placed on the first and second floors of City Hall, the entrance to the Portland Building, at the Housing Bureau/Office of Equity and Human Rights floor of the Commonwealth Building, and at the 1900 SW 4th building.
I encourage you to “shop local” and/or participate in the Little Boxes adventure http://littleboxespdx.com/, remembering that more of your dollars stay in our area economy when you buy at locally-owned small businesses.
The Sock Drive will run through Tuesday, December 15. Thank you for considering participating. I wish you and your family peace and love over the holiday season.