BHCHP relies on the generosity of community partners to collect new white cotton socks for our patients through participation in our annual Sox for Socks campaign.
Access to shoes and socks is often limited for the homeless men and women living in shelters and on the streets. Rain-soaked feet, ill-fitting shoes, constant standing and diseases like diabetes take their toll on the feet of homeless people. Every day, BHCHP's nurses and physicians treat a range of foot ailments - from trench foot to skin infections, from frostbite to nail diseases. The best way to prevent such conditions is to keep feet clean and dry - very difficult if you spend your days outside.
We invite businesses, faith groups, schools, colleges, and individuals to participate and join over 100 other groups, including our largest sock drive sponsor, the Boston Red Sox, in this seasonal drive to collect new socks for men and women who are homeless and in need.
Clean, white socks are a staple of homeless health care. Your support can help make a real difference in the lives of our patients and the quality of care that we can provide by supporting Sox for Socks.