Host a Virtual Sock Drive for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
For people experiencing homelessness, the need for new socks is critical. Spending hours on their feet, with walking as their primary mode of transportation, and exposed the extremes of weather, too often the people served by BHCHP face severe infections and avoidable health complications. Every day, BHCHP relies upon donations of new, white socks to distribute to patients at our more than 40 shelter-based clinics and through the outreach care of Street Team, providing patients not only with a basic essential to protect their health, but the gift of comfort and dignity. As the lead sponsor of BHCHP's annual Sox for Socks campaign, the Boston Red Sox host us at Fenway Park for a weekend collection drive each year and encourage fans to bring new white cotton socks to support our patients. Through our Sox for Socks events at Fenway over the last 14 years, we have collected over 125,000 pairs of socks. This year's drive at Fenway was scheduled for June 26th - 28th but has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Without the help of Red Sox Nation, we will have a greater need for socks this year. We are asking for your help to kick off our first-ever virtual, socially-distanced sock drive!
COVID-19 has dramatically affected our ability to collect these items this year, and we are asking for your help to kick off our first-ever virtual, socially-distanced sock drive!
Companies and groups are invited to create a crowdfunding campaign that will allow BHCHP to purchase and distribute new white socks to our patients. Each donation made through this campaign will directly support the purchase of new white socks for patients in need. Small donations can make a big impact-- a donation of $10 will support 5 pairs of socks for patients in need, and a group that collects $1,000 will provide the comfort of a new pair of socks for 500 patients. You can register your group on GoFundMe by clicking on the link below. If you have any question about setting up a virtual sock drive at your company, please contact Tevin Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org.