LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday concluded its two-week long sock drive by donating thousands of socks to the Midnight Mission.
The presentation began at 10 a.m. at City Hall.
The competitive drive between 15 Council Districts was launched by Councilmember Joe Buscaino in hopes of generating thousands of socks for homeless people across Los Angeles.
The initiative was born out of a “crazy sock” gag gift given to councilmembers by Council President Herb Wesson on the first day of the new session.
“Wesson tasked Buscaino with organizing a ‘crazy sock day’, which Buscaino took a step further and turned into an ambitious call for sock donations to be distributed to the homeless population throughout the city,” Communications Director Branimir Kvartuc said in a statement.
The Midnight Mission provides services towards a path of self-sufficiency to homeless men, women and children, which include counseling, education training and job placement. The sock donations will be distributed citywide.