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Operation Sock Drop

Operation Sock DropAll attendees of this year’s Clinical Congress are encouraged to participate in Operation Sock Drop to benefit Boston’s homeless. For those experiencing homelessness, clean, warm socks are a luxury. This year, the ACS is asking you to help us support the Friends of Boston’s Homeless by bringing one pair of cotton or wool socks to donate during the meeting. Donation bins will be located in the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel and the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The ACS Store located in ACS Central in the exhibit hall will also be selling ACS logo socks and for every pair purchased, you will receive a pair cotton socks to donate.

Friends of Boston’s Homeless supports Woods Mullen Women's Shelter and Southampton Men's Shelter in Boston’s South End. These shelters serve more than 800 people experiencing homelessness every day (about 70 percent are men and 30 percent are women), providing safe, dignified care and basic emergency services-a nutritious meal, hot shower, and a warm bed to each and every individual in need. Socks are among the most frequently requested clothing item at homeless shelters. Clean, dry socks help protect against frostbite and disease. We encourage you to donate at least one brand new pair of men’s or women’s socks!