The Rock It Sock It – Sock Drive will take place from January 4th until February 27th 2021. Goal is to receive 5,000 pairs of socks and needed “travel-size” toiletries to make Sock Care Kits. Sock Care Kits will be assembled at the Summit Event Center and then delivered to the Comitis Crisis Center for distribution. A virtual event will be hosted to thank all the supporters of the drive at the conclusion of the collection efforts.
Why are socks so important?
Socks provide a layer of warmth, worsened by smoking, which constricts blood vessels making toes more susceptible to damage by cold. Severe frostbite leads to amputation
Socks decrease friction between the shoes and the foot. Socks also help cushion the bottom of the foot. The friction leads to thickened skin. Many homeless people have a condition call polyneuropathy. They lose nerve function and cannot feel irritations of their feet. The thickened skin can then break down to an ulcer. Neuropathic ulcers usually become infected and can cause cellulitis (skin infection), deadly sepsis (blood poisoning) or deep bone infections.
The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners published the results of a surgery of the utilization of foot care services among homeless adults. The results showed “An overwhelming number of respondents felt that the embarrassment associated with the smell of feet and the poor condition of their shoes and socks were deterrents in using available foot care services.
How can you help?
Rock It Sock It Sock Drive is in need of the following:
Socks – New, not worn, winter socks of all sizes for men, women and children.
Donation Locations – We can drop off and pick up donation boxes at locations throughout metro Denver. Please see list below for available locations.
Money – In need of some cash donations to cover operating expenses we are not able to get donated.
Volunteer – We are looking for all sorts of help. If you are interested in participating give us a shout and we will find the perfect place for you. To sign up, click here: Rock It Sock It Volunteer Sign Up
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