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.
You can join the Red Sox and coordinate your own Sox for Socks drive! 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. Sox for Socks is a simple, fun way to make a difference. No sizes to worry about. No colors to choose between. Just new white socks.
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.
How to Join Our Cause
Join the momentum of Sox for Socks during the Red Sox season or organize a drive anytime during 2016 - we need socks year round. Once you have registered your drive below, you can download our Sox for Socks welcome packet and poster to get started! Update us on your drive using #soxforsocks.
Our Sox for Socks weekend at Fenway Park is coming up! If you're attending one of the Red Sox games between June 3rd and June 5th, 2016, bring a pack of new white socks for our patients. You'll see our staff and volunteers collecting socks and donations on your way to your seats. Click here for more information.
The following groups have already registered to collect new white socks for our patients in 2016 —join them today!
Thank you to the companies who have already registered. Join them now!
Advanced Micro Devices - MA Community Affairs Committee, Aetna, Arbella Insurance Group, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. of MA, Arthur J. Gallagher Boston, Boston Bowl, Center for Social Innovation, Commonwealth Corporation, ClearView Healthcare Partners, Dacon Corporation, First Church in Pembroke, Henry Schein Dental, Boston Hill Holliday, Ironshore, Krokidas & Bluestein LLP, Landmark Health Solutions, Leaders for Today, Lightship Wealth Strategies, Inc., Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Society Community Service Foundation, Metabolix, Inc., NEPC, LLC, Oxford Properties, Putnam Investments, Reimbursement Specialists, Inc., Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, Roland Berger, Rosenfeld Rafik & Sullivan, RTN Federal Credit Union, SCS Financial, Seaport Hotel & Seaport World Trade Center, Senior Aerospace Metal Bellows, Steffian Bradley Architects, Tishman Speyer, The Boston Company Asset Management, LLC, The Greater Boston Concierge Association, TRO, Wayfair