Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary has introduced and sponsored a new outreach project to the community. Sock-It-To-Me, that got underway Monday, is a way of ensuring that all area families, especially the children, have warm feet this winter. It is the goal of the CHMC Auxiliary to collect 1,000 pairs of socks before Sept. 30 that will be distributed to several local agencies to children and families who are in need.
Research has shown that bare feet are susceptible to dry and cracked skin that can lead to infection. When your feet are cold it is hard to think about anything else. Cold feet can hinder your sleep and for a child lack of sleep can affect their ability to learn. Cold feet can even affect circulation. It can take an otherwise happy child and turn them into a difficult child. Warm feet bring contentment and comfort to the body.
The Auxiliary will be collecting socks of all sizes from infant to adult throughout the month of September. Decorated boxes can be found in the hospital lobby and hospital cafeteria. They will also be collecting socks at Walmart on Sept. 6 and Sept. 20. If you are interested in donating socks to our Sock-It-To-Me project, please drop off in the hospital lobby or cafeteria during the month of September or you may contact Mary LaCombe at 393-6368 and she will make arrangements for a pick up if necessary. Happiness is a pair of socks!