2nd Annual "Dobby’s Sock Drive" Collecting New Socks for the Midnight Mission Benefitting Los Angeles’ Homeless Community

Los Angeles Harry Potter fan group partners with local area comic book stores to collect new men's, women's and children's socks for The Midnight Mission to be distributed to the homeless before the winter months.

Los Angeles, CA, October 18, 2017 --(PR.com)-- The Los Angeles Dumbledore's Army, the second largest Harry Potter fan group in the world since 2008, is once again using its popularity to give back to the community. This is the 2nd Annual "Dobby's Sock Drive” which began on Friday, October 13th and will run through Friday November 10th, collecting socks at local comic book stores for The Midnight Mission, an institution providing support to Los Angeles’ homeless population.

The Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army is requesting new, unused socks be donated in men's, women's and children's sizes, which will be distributed by The Midnight Mission to the Los Angeles’ homeless before the cold winter months. During Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army’s first “Dobby’s Sock Drive,” over 1,000 pairs of new socks were collected, which, according to The Midnight Mission is a much needed donation item often forgotten about.

This year The Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army has sock collection boxes at over a dozen comic book stores throughout Los Angeles County including the famous Meltdown Comics in Hollywood and The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach. Several of the participating comic book stores are providing special discounts and free gifts with any Dobby’s Sock Drive new sock donation at their stores (list below).

For anyone not familiar with the Harry Potter narrative, Dobby was an enslaved house elf that was only set free by having been accidentally presented with socks by his owner. Dobby, one of the most beloved characters in the series, subsequently became obsessed with socks, hence the name of the charity drive.

About Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army

Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army, lovingly known as the LADA, is a Harry Potter fan group with over 2,200 members. For almost a decade, the 21+ group have been holding for Harry Potter themed meet ups including the award-winning annual Harry Potter Roller Skating Night at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale and the annual Dressed to the 9 ¾ Harry Potter vintage dress up day at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. As the group’s popularity soars, it’s turned towards giving back to the community in the spirit of what brings us all together: Harry Potter.

Joining the Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army is easy by visiting the Meetup website and by signing up for the group. Meet ups are held monthly and occasionally all ages are permitted. Anyone interested in joining the award winning book club, or even taking place in Harry Potter themed cooking competitions, trivial game nights or costumed events will be glad they joined.

About The Midnight Mission

The Midnight Mission has been working for over 100 years to provide much needed services for the homeless of Los Angeles County. The Midnight Mission’s goal is to educate and rehabilitate those who’ve lost their way in life. Focusing greatly on not only temporary emergency relief such as food and shelter, The Midnight Mission also helps with long term solutions to get the people in need back on their feet and reintroduced into society. The Midnight Mission is located at 601 S. San Pedro Street in Los Angeles, CA 90014, open 24 hours and can be reached by phone at 213-624-9258.

Donation Locations and Discount Information

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046

Hi De Ho Comics
1431 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
* 10% off purchase with sock donation

A Shop Called Quest
300 S Santa Fe Ave. B
Los Angeles, CA 90013
* 10% off all comics and trade paperbacks with sock donation

Comics vs. Toys
1613 Colorado Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
* 10% off purchase with sock donation

Emerald Knights Comics & Games
4116 Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505

Earth-2 Comics
8967 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324

The Perky Nerd
1606 W Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506

The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
* 10% off purchase with sock donation

Castle of Books
484 W Willow St.
West Long Beach, CA 90806
* Free comic from $.25 cent bin with sock donation

Amazing Comics
5555 E Stearns St., Suite 102
South Long Beach, CA 90815
* 10% off purchase with sock donation

Comic Book Hideout
215 W Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92823

Hypno Comics
1803 E Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001
Los Angeles Dumbledore's Army
Adrienne Alwag-Aipia