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January 6, 2020 - February 29, 2020 FREE

Donate Socks On Havana Street

2020 Rock It Sock It Fundraiser Coming Soon!

There will be drop off locations On Havana Street:

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club – 111 N. Havana St. #120

Auto Mart Mitsubishi – 835 S. Havana St.

Bank of The West – 1389 S. Havana St.

Havana Auto Parts – 901 S. Havana

Donation boxes are not at the businesses until after January 6th, 2020.

OTHER LOCATION OF DONATION SITES

What is Rock It?

Providing clean, new socks help those in need to get one-step closer to health care.

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The Rock It Sock It – Sock Drive will take place from January 6th until February 29th 2020. 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 Sock Stuffing Sock Hop on Saturday, February 29th from 9 a.m. to noon at The Summit Conference and Event Center.

 

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:

The Comitis Crisis Center, Inc. Not-For-Profit Tax Id#: 74-2348147

For Cash Donations ColoradoGives.org

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Location

Donation Drop Off Site: Auto Mart Mitsubishi

835 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80012

Donation Drop Off Site: Bank of the West

1389 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80012