Jun 20, 2018
Red Sox Invite Fans To Bring Socks This Weekend To Help The Homeless
For Immediate Release
June 20, 2018
RED SOX INVITE FANS TO BRING SOCKS THIS WEEKEND TO HELP THE HOMELESS
13th Annual “Sox for Socks” Drive Benefits Boston Healthcare for the Homeless
BOSTON, MA – This weekend, the Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation will be collecting new, white athletic socks to benefit the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), which provides medical care to Boston’s homeless men, women, and children.
Through the 13th Annual “Sox for Socks” drive, the organization seeks new, white socks that volunteers will collect at each Fenway Park gate before and during the games this Friday, June 22, through Sunday, June 24, when the Red Sox play the Seattle Mariners.
Doctors and nurses from BHCHP will distribute the socks to patients they care for on the streets, park benches, and in shelters across Greater Boston.
Gentle Giant Moving Company will donate supplies and cover transportation costs of collecting, storing, and delivering the socks to BHCHP clinics throughout the city.
The organization also helps raise awareness of how rain-soaked feet, ill-fitting shoes, constant standing, and diseases like diabetes take their toll on the feet of homeless people. BHCHP’s nurses and physicians treat a range of foot ailments, from trench foot and skin infections to frostbite and other nail diseases. Doctors assert that clean, white socks are a staple of homeless health care.
Over the past 12 years, the “Sox for Socks” drive has collected over 116,200 pairs of socks. Red Sox fans have also given more than $21,000 in cash donations during that time.
More information about “Sox for Socks” and Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program can be found at bhchp.org.
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