Thank you to over 115 community partners who contributed to our 2012 Sock Drive. We received more than 23,000 pairs of socks throughout the year! Our need for socks is constant and patients and staff alike are very grateful for your support.
BHCHP continues to invite businesses, faith groups, schools and colleges, along with any other community organizations to participate in our 9th annual Sock Drive by collecting new white socks throughout 2013. Our doctors, nurses and case managers will distribute socks collected to the homeless men and women we care for in greater Boston. Your support can help us exceed last year's total and get even more socks out to those we serve.
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 huge 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.
Clean, white socks are a staple of homeless health care and you can help make a real difference in the lives of our patients and the quality of care that we can provide.
One Step Further
Men and women in shelters need "shower shoes" to help prevent the spread of athlete's foot and other infections in public showers. Please consider expanding your drive to include new rubber flip flops for adults.
How to Join Our Cause
- Register for the drive by clicking "Join this Drive". Join the momentum of our traditional March sock drive or organize a drive anytime during 2013 - we need socks year round!
- Download Sock Drive materials or request them by mail, including the Welcome & Suggestions letter—this has a lot of great ideas for making your drive a success!
- Pick up your collection boxes at BHCHP, if you need some
- Begin your collection!
The following groups have already registered to collect new white socks for our patients—join them today!
Blessed Sacrament School
Boston Church of Christ
Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing -Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Chi
Boston University Omega Phi Alpha
Brandeis University Waltham Group
Calvary Church United Methodist
City Mission Society/Boston Urban Outreach
ClearView Healthcare Partners
Gallagher Benefit Services
Harvard School of Public Health Christian Fellowship
Highrock Church Nor'Easter Parish
Holy Family Parish
Hope Worldwide Boston Chapter
Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Jack & Jill of America Inc.- Boston Chapter
The Labor Guild
Steve & Donna Lipiner
LM/RC School of Nursing
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
MIT Press Public Works Group
Northland Investment Corporation
Omega Phi Alpha
Parish of the Good Shepherd
Revolution Community Yoga
RTN Federal Credit Union
St. Ignatius Church
St Timothy's Parish
Steffian Bradley Architects
Stewart International Travel
Tower Day School
The Waymark SDA Church
No time to organize a sock drive?
Please consider making a financial contribution instead by clicking "Give Now!".