Medical foot problems for the Homeless

Imagine having to wear the same pair of socks for a month…in the cold…or even in hot weather.

Well, according to the Encyclopedia of Homelessness, “Foot problems in homeless people are compounded by long periods of walking and standing, by underlying chronic disease and by lack of proper footwear.  Prolonged standing and walking can lead to venous pooling and swelling and can also exacerbate the condition of people with peripheral vascular disease… Although homeless people can often obtain used clothing, new shoes and socks are not usually easy to obtain.”

Hence the Mission of The Joy of Sox: to simply provide socks for the homeless.

Quote taken from p 317, Volume 2, David Levinson, Editor

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