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Help Alberta’s Chiropractors Give Toasty Toes to Vulnerable Albertans

Inaugural #ToastyToes Sock Drive aims to collect 100,000 pairs of socks for shelters in partnership with United Way

Sock_drive_socks“Sometimes socks can be more important than bringing people food because food is not hard to get, but it seems to be harder and harder to get socks all the time. Without socks you get sores…between your toes and on your ankles that can actually go up your legs.” – Kiwi, CBC: The Sunday Edition documentary Socks for the homeless

Edmonton, ABAlberta’s chiropractors believe that no one should have to suffer through the province’s coldest months without socks on their feet. That’s why, in partnership with United Way, we are working to collect 100,000 pairs of socks for shelters throughout the province. Donations of new pairs and packages of socks will be accepted at chiropractor’s offices until October 1, 2015.

“Socks are an incredibly important item for those trying to navigate the harsh winters in Alberta,” says Jenn Dermott, Program Coordinator of the United Way. “Shelters and other agencies who support individuals and families with limited means can never have too many quality socks to distribute throughout the winter months.”
“Alberta’s chiropractors believe that the health of all Albertans is vital, no matter what their social or financial standing,” says Dr. Chad Kulak, President of the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors. “Our community is proud to rally around this cause.”

The #ToastyToes Sock Drive runs until October 1, 2015. To find a local chiropractor’s office and for more information, visit www.albertachiro.com.

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. http://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.myunitedway.ca

 

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