California boy donates 2,000 socks to charity

Published: 21st March 2011

California boy donates 2,000 socks to charity
A 12-year-old boy in San Marcos, California has contributed to keeping the feet of the homeless warm by donating an incredible 2,000 pairs of socks to charity.

Parker Ward began a non-profit organisation he called Parker's Pairs and initially aimed to collect 500 pairs of socks for homeless people, but ended up receiving four times as many, the North County Times reports.

He gathered the hosiery through appeals on his website and a neighbourhood flyer campaign, delivering half to Interfaith Community Services and the rest to the Salvation Army.

"One day my feet got cold, and that made me think of the homeless shelters, and that made me want to donate to shelters," he explained to the newspaper.

The news comes after the Tigard Times reported that Oregon resident Carly Cais has set about donating socks to people devastated by the earthquake in Japan.

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