Date(s) - 01/25/2022 - 02/14/2022
CLW is hosting Warm Up Worcester a Winter Drive! From January 25h-February 14th, 2022, CLW will be accepting Adult Socks to Donate.
Three Reasons Socks are the Most-Requested Item in Homeless Shelters
1.) The average person living on the street walks a lot.
Between walking to medical appointments, work opportunities and government agencies, not to mention searching for food banks and shower facilities, the average homeless person logs a lot of miles on foot. That can add up to many pairs of worn-through socks and shoes.
2.) Keeping feet dry and warm on the street is a huge challenge.
Keeping your feet warm and dry is difficult when you spend your days outside, especially in extreme heat, cold or rain. Most shelters close during daytime hours, leaving homeless people very few places to get away from the elements.
3.) Clean, dry socks = healthy feet
Clean, dry socks are the best way to prevent skin infections, nail diseases, frostbite and trench foot. These problems are a painful ordeal for anyone, but they are especially crippling when you don’t have a home where you can rest and recuperate. A painful foot infection makes it very difficult to get to all of those important, life-changing appointments like job interviews and housing intake meetings.
Healthy feet are the ticket to mobility. Healthy feet are a part of human dignity.
Any donations are greatly appreciated!
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