Published on April 19, 2021

Knock Your Socks Off Campaign Collects Diabetic Socks For Patients in Need

In honor of National Foot Health Awareness Month, MidMichigan Health’s Wound Treatment Centers are collecting diabetic socks April 19 through May 9 to benefit MidMichigan patients in need. The socks will be provided to patients with diabetes, helping them prevent diabetic ulcers.

Those who would like to donate diabetic socks may look for donation bins marked “Knock Your Socks Off” in the lobbies of MidMichigan Medical Centers and Wound Treatment Centers in Alpena, Clare, Gratiot, Midland and West Branch. Individuals may also fill out a contest entry form at the drop-off locations for a chance to win a gift card.

Diabetic socks are specially designed with breathable material and gentle seams and elastic to prevent pressure, blisters and moisture buildup. Donors may find them at local stores such as Meijer, Walgreens or Walmart or online. Individuals are asked to donate only clean, new socks in their original packaging.

Those who would like learn more about foot health awareness or the sock drive may visit www.midmichigan.org/foothealth.