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August 22, 2016
Help Alberta’s Chiropractors Give Toasty Toes to Vulnerable Albertans
Second annual Toasty Toes Sock Drive aims to collect 25,000 pairs of socks in partnership with United Way and Wood’s Homes
Edmonton, AB—Alberta’s chiropractors are proud to once again partner with United Way and Wood’s Homes to warm the feet of vulnerable Albertans. Toasty Toes Sock Drive aims to collect 25,000 pairs of socks for shelters and programs throughout the province. Donations of new pairs and packages of socks will be accepted at participating chiropractors’ offices from September 1 – October 1, 2016.
Every winter, organizations across the province work to support Albertans in need. Socks are consistently requested, yet one of the least donated items. Last year, nearly 15,000 pairs of socks collected by Alberta chiropractors were donated to programs supported by United Way and Wood’s Homes.
“Individuals who access shelter services often walk for hours during the daytime,” says Jennifer Forrest, Resource Development Director of United Way Central Alberta. “Without socks, walking in severe winter weather can lead to some very serious health issues. Every donation of socks is well used and very appreciated.”
“Improving the wellbeing of Albertans is something that Alberta’s chiropractors feel passionately about,” says Dr. Chad Kulak, President of the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors. “Through this year’s campaign, we are aiming to help even more of our vulnerable citizens to prepare for the impending cold.”
The Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors regulates the chiropractic profession in Alberta under the Health Professions Act. We are is committed to protection of the public by ensuring accountability and improving Albertans’ health and well-being. www.albertachiro.com
United Way aims to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in communities across Canada. The charity improves lives and builds community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. www.unitedway.ca
Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Our over 550 staff and volunteers help provide 35 programs and services for 20,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T. www.woodshomes.com
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