Billings, Mont. – With winter approaching, RiverStone Health hopes to keep potentially vulnerable members of Billings a little warmer.
RiverStone has partnered with Bombas, an international clothing brand that says its “mission is to help those in need.” Part of this mission is their Giving Program, where for every pair of socks purchased, one pair is donated.
Those donated socks then go free to communities in the United States in need.
Jace Dyckman, a prevention health specialist at RiverStone Health Clinic, saw firsthand that there was a need for these socks in Billings.
“I work a lot with people who are housed externally, or who don’t have permanent housing or spend a lot of time on the streets and we really want to target that population and our clients with diabetes or ulcers or things that are going on with them, ‘ said Dyckman.
He went on to explain their concerns about the approaching holidays. “We want to make sure they have good health hygiene, especially with the winter months approaching”
In the past, Dyckman and other volunteers have distributed socks at community events throughout the year. They give them to community leaders and shelters to distribute to the people who use their services.
This year, however, RiverStone plans to host their own event to distribute 3,000 socks to community members in need and organizations such as the Community Crisis Center and Homeless Shelters in Yellowstone County.
The Bombas socks are also available while supplies last at RiverStone Health’s main clinic, their satellite clinic, and through their Healthcare for the Homeless program.