As the lead sponsor of BHCHP's annual Sox for Socks campaign, the Boston Red Sox invite us to Fenway Park for a weekend collection drive each year and encourage fans to bring new white cotton socks to support our patients. With help from the Red Sox, countless people throughout New England now know that access to shoes and socks is often limited for men and women who are homeless and 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.
Our 12th Annual Sox for Socks weekend took place at Fenway Park Friday, July 28th - Sunday, July 30th, 2017. Thanks to many generous donors throughout Red Sox Nation, we collected 4,200 socks and over $3,000 in donations! This weekend brings us to a total of 116,000 socks collected with the Red Sox over 12 years.
Couldn't make it to the game? You can still participate in Sox for Socks! Click the buttons below to send socks via our online wishlist, coordinate your own drive, or donate to support Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program as a whole.
Thanks to the Red Sox Foundation, NESN, Gentle Giant, and all of Red Sox Nation for your support!