Our CHPW Mission committee is spearheading a sock drive for this month of November inspired by TOEvember. Last year we collected over 875 pairs of socks that were donated for our community members experiencing homelessness, and in the spirit of competition we have a friendly competition between departments to make a difference this year.
Why donate socks? Dry feet are healthier feet! According to the Mayo Clinic, in cold enough conditions, frostbite can occur in 30 minutes or less – dry, clean socks help keep feet warm and lower the risk of frostbite. Foot health problems such as sores, blisters, or infections present serious danger to people who aren’t able to treat them quickly. Clean socks can help to prevent these problems from developing.
Reach out to your local Community Health Center or local organizations that provide support to those experiencing homelessness to make your own donation this winter.
Our employee led Mission Committee helps steer our community hours and volunteer opportunities for all of the company.
CHPW is committed to Washington’s communities, and we partner with local organizations across the state to help connect people to vital services and sponsor community events. Every full-time CHPW employee has 40 hours of paid volunteer time that they use to serve meals at local food banks, work on Washington’s hiking trails, and clean up public spaces. As a not-for-profit health plan, CHPW reinvests its profits back into the Community Health Centers, helping them deliver better care to everyone who walks through their doors. Find out more about who we are at chpw.org.