Thursday, November 6, 2014

Socks that Bring Comfort

Molly (Recreation Therapist at MPA Society) was our guest at the Sock Granny Launch Party. She explained that many of their clients, including the homeless, desperately need socks. That week (of Oct. 20/14) over 400 pairs of socks were donated to the

This week Molly sent me an email that illustrates how our socks are able to bring comfort to those who need it most.

"November 5, 2014
Hi Barbara,
I just wanted to let you know about an event we had yesterday.
We have two LPN students here from Vancouver Community College doing their practicum.
We had a foot spa event where the students cleaned and creamed 10 of our members feet and were able to give each person a new pair of socks, that your sock drive collected, after their treatment.
Along with this they received a pamphlet about how to care for their feet, signs of infection and where they can go to get those infections etc. treated.
One of the students came to me and said how thrilled everyone was to get the treatment for their feet but also how thankful they were for the new socks. One member was wearing socks that basically were nonexistent.
We had an equal number of men and women take part.
We will have another foot spa day next Monday with the students before they go back to the classroom.
Thank you and your other sock donors for helping to make events like this so successful.
Warmest regards,


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