Saskatchewan suffers cold winters, and having protection from that cold is the purpose for a fundraiser announced by the Salvation Army in a recent release.
Saskatchewan chiropractors believe that no one should withstand the province’s coldest months without socks on his or her feet, said the release, so they have formed a partnership with the Salvation Army and are running a fundraiser with the goal of collecting 10,000 pairs of socks.
Donations of new pairs and packages of socks will be accepted at chiropractic clinics across the province until November 25and will go towards the Toasty Toes Sock Drive.
Wayne Strukoff of Strukoff Chiropractic Clinic in Kamsack has a collection box set up in the reception area of the clinic where people may drop off their packages of socks.
“You don’t have to be a client of the clinic to make a donation,” Strukoff said last week. Everyone is welcome to come in to make a donation.
The clinic is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Socks are an important item to protect the body’s extremities from harsh cold, the release said. Agencies that support individuals and families with limited means are often in need of socks to distribute in the winter months.
“Saskatchewan chiropractors believe that the health of all Saskatchewan residents is vital, no matter what their social or financial standing is,” said Dr. Kevin Henbid, president of the Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan. “Our community is proud to rally around the cause.”
To find a local chiropractor’s clinic and for more information on the Toasty Toes Sock Drive, donators can visit the Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan’s website.
The Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan regulates the chiropractic profession in Saskatchewan under The Chiropractic Act of 1994. It is committed to the protection of the public by ensuring accountability and improving Saskatchewan’s health and well-being, according to the release.