Sock it to 'em workday in Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Sock it to 'em Wichita is taking sock donations Wednesday throughout Wichita if you bring a new pair of socks to work to donate to the homeless or children  as a part of Sock it to 'em workday.

They are collecting socks everyday, but Marsha Potvin, an ambassador for the organization, said she went before city hall to get Dec. 4 declared as Sock it to 'em workday, and it was put into action. Employees of any company are encouraged to wear no socks, or a pair of crazy socks to work and bring a new pair to donate. Potvin said she will come pick up the socks and take them to homeless shelters and to children in title one schools. 

According to Potvin, socks are the most needed, but least donated items and a such a small item can make a big difference.

"Down at the Lord's Diner there was a little boy, I would say he was probably seven or eight years old," Potvin said. "He picked out a pair of socks for himself, he ran over to the table took his boots off and put them on right there, I mean he couldn't even wait until he got home to put them on. So, It's just an awesome thing and it's so simple."

She also said it's something that can help the homeless and needy stay healthy.

"Foot ailments are the number one reason that the homeless have to go to ER," she said. "These homeless people walk a lot and if you don't have socks or you have socks with holes in them or whatever, they get blisters and that turns into something more serious and the next thing you know they're at the ER."

Places you can donate to include: Oxford Grand Assisted Living at 3501 N. Parkdale Cir., Hair Perfection at 8720 W. Maple St., The Beauty Asylum at 2021 S. Seneca St., Cross Road Church at 2139 S Maize Road, Foulston Siefkin LLP at 1551 N. Waterfront, Suite 100 and 104.5 The Fox at 4200 N. Old Lawrence Road.

You can also follow Sock it to 'em Wichita's Facebook page for any more information about their cause.

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