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Socks for the Homeless

Welcome to Socks for the Homeless, a Community Outreach Program led by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 641 Barrhaven (the Barrhaven Legion).

Throughout the year, keeping the feet of those on the streets warm and dry is a top priority. Cold, wet feet can quickly become unhealthy feet. A clean, warm, dry pair of fresh socks goes a long way to keeping feet comfortable & healthy.

Of all the clothing needs of the homeless, socks are without a doubt the most important. Homeless people spend so much of their lives on their feet, walking everywhere they go to get what they need to survive. Walking a mile or more for every meal, walking to and from shelters, etc.

Of all clothing items, socks get the most wear and tear and become filthy the fastest. And without the means to keep their clothing washed, socks need to be discarded most often. If not, the health of homeless people’s feet quickly deteriorate. Athlete's foot is very common, corns and blisters are just things homeless people must live with every day.

A new pair of socks can make a world of difference for someone in need. 

 

 

 

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