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19 September 2016

Health service seeks new socks donations

Latrobe Community Health Service is urging the community to step up and donate pairs of brand new socks to its sock collection drive this October.

Health service seeks new socks donations

Latrobe Community Health Service is urging the community to step up and donate pairs of brand new socks to its sock collection drive this October.

The sock drive, held in partnership with Footscape, an organisation which helps disadvantaged people with foot problems, aims to collect and distribute socks to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Melbourne.

“People might think not having a pair of shoes or socks are a thing of the past, but it’s still a very real problem for those who can’t afford them,” said Stacey Beacham, Acting Manager Primary Intervention at Latrobe Community Health Service.

“New socks are among the most needed but least donated articles of clothing.

“Going without socks or shoes can increase the chance of foot problems, which can result in amputations, especially if the person has diabetes.”

The new sock collection drive will be in conjunction with Foot Health Month.

To promote awareness of the new sock collection drive, Latrobe Community Health Service staff will wear their craziest socks during the week.

Donations of new socks or gold coins can be made at reception of Latrobe Community Health Service at 81-87 Buckley Street, Morwell from Monday, 3 October to Friday, 7 October 2016.