BHCHP relies on the generosity of community partners to collect new white cotton socks for our patients through participation in our annual Sox for Socks campaign.
Access to shoes and socks is often limited for the homeless men and women 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 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.
This year was our 10th Annual Sox for Socks weekend at Fenway Park, taking place from Friday, May 22nd - Sunday, May 24th, 2015 and resulting in the collection of 4,550 pairs of socks and nearly $2,000 in donations. Thanks to the Red Sox Foundation, NESN, Gentle Giant, and all of Red Sox Nation for your support!
You can join the Red Sox and coordinate your own Sox for Socks drive! We invite businesses, faith groups, schools, colleges, and individuals to participate and join over 100 other groups, including our largest sock drive sponsor, the Boston Red Sox, in this seasonal drive to collect new socks for men and women who are homeless and in need. Sox for Socks is a simple, fun way to make a difference. No sizes to worry about. No colors to choose between. Just new white socks.
Clean, white socks are a staple of homeless health care. Your support can help make a real difference in the lives of our patients and the quality of care that we can provide.
How to Join Our Cause
Join the momentum of Sox for Socks during the Red Sox season or organize a drive anytime during 2015 - we need socks year round. Once you have registered your drive below, you can download our Sox for Socks welcome packet and poster to get started! Update us on your drive using #soxforsocks.
The following groups have already registered to collect new white socks for our patients in 2015 —join them today!
AMD's MA Community Affairs Committe
Belmont High School
Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center, Division of Podiatry
BMC HealthNet Plan
Boston Bike Party
Boston Children’s Hospital, Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery
Boston Latin School
Boston's Workmen Circle
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Otolaryngology
Circle of Hope
ClearView Healthcare Partners
Community Academy of Science and Health
Conway Village Congregational Church
Discovery Labware, Inc. - A Corning Subsidiary
Dr. DiResta and Associates
Fairmont Copley Plaza
Goodwin Graphics, Inc.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Henry Schein Dental
King Philip Middle School
Krokidas & Bluestein LLP
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Mass Association of Health Plans
Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Department
The Next 26
Our Lady of the Cedars
The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
RTN Federal Credit Union
The Seaport Hotel
Senior Aerospace Metal Bellows
St. Catherine of Sienna School
St. Ignatius Church
St. John Chrysotom Parish
St. Mary's of the Assumption
St. Timothy's Church
No time to organize a sock drive? Please consider making a financial contribution instead!