This week, the Hyannis-based Duffy Health Center launched a month-long sock drive to benefit Cape Cod's homeless. From Tuesday, March 10 through Friday, April 10, the center will be collecting new white socks.
White socks of all sizes, for men and women, are needed, according to a Duffy release. Something most people take for granted, can be very important to people living on the streets or in shelters. Socks can reduce skin infections, prevent frostbite and foster good hygiene, the release said.
"They are a powerful way to show kindness to someone going through the most difficult time in their life," said Special Projects Coordinator Tasha Ramos.
Duffy Health Center has received a gift of $500 to get the drive started and hopes to collect at least 500 pairs of socks to match the gift.
Anyone who would like to volunteer to collect socks at their school or community organization, should contact Ms. Ramos at 508-771-7517 ext. 169 or [email protected]
Duffy Health Center operates a mobile clinic, offering primary care and mental health services to the Cape's homeless.
Sock donations may be dropped off at the reception desk in the lobby of Duffy Health Center at 94 Main Street in Hyannis.