Socks in the CityJune 26th, 2012
by Dolores Gould
For those on the street, feet matter. Here’s something you can do to show you care.
When you donate new socks to St. Anthony’s, you can help make life healthier and pain-free for homeless and low income folks in San Francisco.
Access to shoes and socks is often limited for homeless men and women living in shelters and on the street.
Blisters and infections are common conditions that can lead to more severe health issues. Wet feet, ill-fitting shoes, constant standing and diseases like diabetes take their toll.
The best way to prevent such conditions is to keep feet clean and dry—very difficult if you spend your days outside.
Here’s how you can help:
We need 10,000 pairs of socks this year.
We’re asking all of San Francisco to get new socks to those who need them most.
Donate men’s socks, especially white athletic or outdoor socks. Socks need to be new.
Get a team together or you can donate individually.
Share a sock story, a photo, or ask the Sock Diva a question on our Socks in the City Tumblr.
Take photos and video along the way and send them via email or Facebook as an invitation to friends, family, and coworkers to participate in the drive.
Host a sock party
Have a competition
Sock bomb a colleague’s office
Organize a “sock mob”
Socks may be mailed or dropped off to:
Sock Diva @ St. Anthony Foundation
150 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco CA 94102
8:30-4:30 Mon. – Fri.
For questions, large donations, or to arrange to have a donation barrel delivered, e-mail us.