Request coincides with Shoe the World Day, March 15
Oceanside CA— In conjunction with National Shoe the World Day on March 15, Tri-City Hospital Foundation is calling upon local businesses and residents to donate new socks and new shoes to help patients in need. Donations can be dropped off at the main entrance of Tri-City Medical Center, located, 4002 Vista Way in Oceanside, where volunteers will be on-hand between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to accept drive-up donations.
The event was inspired by the actions of Tri-City Medical Center nurse Imelda Browning, who gave a patient her own shoes so the patient could be safely discharged from the medical center. Since patients cannot leave Tri-City Medical Center without proper foot protection, Tri-City Hospital Foundation is building an inventory of new socks and new shoes which will be distributed to patients as needed.
“Our community has generously funded sophisticated medical equipment and innovative programs, but here is a simple, yet equally critical necessity that anyone can contribute to and that will positively impact those Medical Center patients who need it,” said Glen Newhart, President of Tri-City Hospital Foundation.
Advance donation bins can be found in the main lobby at Tri-City Medical Center, the Tri-City Wellness Center in Carlsbad, as well as the Bonsall, Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista Chambers of Commerce. For more information or to make a cash donation, please visit https://tricityhospitalfoundation-org.presencehost.net/socks-shoes-drive/page.html