By Donating Socks Today !
Winter 2022 Target :
THE VALUE OF A PAIR OF SOCKS IS WAY MORE THAN THE PRICE
Homeless people struggle to find clean dry socks to wear. As a result they can develop both trench foot and warm water immersion foot. A homeless person with a history of this is 8 times more likely to die in the next 5 years compared to a person who is not homeless.
THE BEST TREATMENT IS PREVENTION
Once trench foot or warm water immersion foot has developed healing occurs only when the feet are cleaned, dried and exposed to air for weeks. The best treatment is prevention and the best prevention is to wear clean dry socks.
Donated socks will
go to Homeless Healthcare
who have been providing a GP
service to homeless people since 2008.
Its medical staff provide over 14,000 consultations to homeless people each year, mainly in the inner Perth area.
Homeless Healthcare is a registered charity and all donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.