All eight Bliss Car Wash locations in Southern California are collecting new socks to donate to the Los Angeles Mission this winter. At each of the eco-friendly sites, a collection box is on display for customers to drop off new socks, which will then be given to the Mission to distribute to its patrons.
“Our employees and customers enjoy giving back to their communities and a sock drive is an efficient way for everyone to contribute,” said the company’s founder and CEO, Vahid David Delrahim. “New, warm socks are the most requested items by people who use shelter facilities and we’re happy to use our locations as a way to gather as many donations as possible.”
Delrahim said that he was concerned about the decrease in charitable giving due to the pandemic and encouraged his associates, friends, and family members to help out where they could. He added that a team of his employees from Bliss participated in the adopt-a-meal program at the Mission in mid-December. The company donated the funds for lunch and dinner and helped to prepare and serve a midday meal to some of the folks the Mission serves.
Bliss donates one freshwater well to a needy village in Africa each time the company opens a new car wash. Delrahim and the Bliss team are working with the Wells Bring Hope nonprofit organization whose mission is providing safe water to rural villages in Niger, West Africa.