Happy New Year, and thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 City-Wide Employee Sock Drive! With your helpful giving, we collected 1,518 pairs of socks plus many other essential items for our most vulnerable neighbors living outside. This year we gathered 1,013 socks (612 pairs of men’s, 298 pairs of women’s, and 103 pairs of children’s) from City employees and visitors.
Additional donations included 505 pairs of socks from Sock it to Me, 19 scarves, 24 pairs of knit mittens, 7 pairs of gloves, 11 hats, 5 blankets, 5 pairs of shoes, 3 jackets, non-perishable goods and 5 sets of toys. All goods were distributed between JOIN: connecting the street to a home, Transition Projects, Inc., Janus Youth Programs, and Because People Matter - BridgeTown Inc.
Thanks to everyone for your outstanding charitable contributions and participation, and especially to Yesenia Carrillo on my staff who coordinated the project. Above are photos of the socks collected this year, and here's one of Yesenia with our colleague MeeSeon Kwon. Well done!