for their “Sox for Socks” drive. The socks will be distributed to the homeless in the area.
Why is this a good thing?
When a person becomes homeless they often have lost their health insurance as well, and shoes wear out without being replaced with quality foot wear. 20% of all physical illness treatments in homeless people are related to foot health. These illnesses include Traumatic disorders, ulcers, infections, immersion foot, and frostbite.
Socks provide warmth, some protection from the wind and cold, and absorb foot sweat.