Helping Hands Helping Feet
We are having a Shoe Drive!
“Street Feet” are the result of feet that have spent extended periods of time in poor quality, often wet shoes or boots.
Blisters, fungus, callouses and skin infections are common and only become worse in conditions where people are on their feet walking for much of their day.
Wet winter months further aggravate these conditions and simple blisters can turn into painful infections. For those living rough outdoors the reality is they often don’t remove socks and shoes at all.
Each year Helping Hands helps feet by giving out approx. 2000 pairs of socks and around 750 pairs of shoes. We distribute countless polysporin laden band aids and when things look really rough we have been known to fill tubs with Epson salts and allow people a chance to care for their traumatized feet.
Foot Care Clinic: May 24th, 2019
We are organizing our a Foot Care Clinic for our folks at Helping Hands. There will be foot baths and local nurse Linda Howe will be on site giving much needed attention to peoples ailing feet. We hope for each participant to receive a fresh set of socks, shoes and leave with a smile.
Donations of new or clean and gently used shoes are being sought and can be dropped off at:
- Valhalla Pure
- Sound Runner
- Escape Route
- Source for Sports
In addition to shoes we are looking for donations of:
- Epson salts
- nail clippers
- blister pads
- corn and callous pads
- foot power and
- Lots and Lots of socks!