What Is Socks of Love?
According to the Mayo Clinic, in cold enough conditions, frostbite can occur in fewer than 30 minutes! Warm, well-fitting socks can prevent this for many people.
When we at Footprints to Recovery found this out, we decided to take action. Footprints has developed a campaign to help give back by gathering socks across the country to give to those in need, such as men, women and children in homeless shelters. Started in 2017, this campaign has now grown to include partners from across the country that are helping Footprints to Recovery gather thousands of socks and spread warmth and comfort.
Medically Managed Intensive Inpatient Treatment
Is delivered for very severe cases where individuals have severe and life-threatening medical conditions, are suicidal, or have severe psychiatric problems, such as psychosis. This level of care can also be used for medical detox in specific cases.
What is the goal of this campaign?
In 2019 we set the goal to collect over 10,000 pairs of socks.
Who will be getting these socks?
Socks collected are donated to rescue missions and other organizations within the local communities where our treatment facilities are located.
Why give socks?
Try to recall a time when you had the misfortune of stepping into a puddle only to have the water soak all the way through to your sock. And like many, you probably wanted nothing more than to go home to change into a clean pair. Now imagine not having that luxury and having to spend the day with soggy wet feet. It sounds miserable, right? Those within our homeless communities are always in need of an extra pair of socks. Having clean and dry socks can help prevent many foot related health issues, including trench foot.