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RTN Donates 236 Pairs of Socks to Homeless through 2016 Sox for Socks Drive

RTN Donates 236 Pairs of Socks to Homeless through 2016 Sox for Socks Drive

RTN Donates 236 Pairs of Socks to Homeless through 2016 Sox for Socks Drive

Waltham, MA – RTN Federal Credit Union collected and donated 236 pairs of socks through participation in Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program (BHCHP)’s 2016 Sox for Socks Drive.  RTN is one of more than 100 businesses, faith groups, schools, colleges, and individuals who have participated and collected new white cotton socks so far this year, including the largest sock drive sponsor, the Boston Red Sox.

BHCHP's Catherine Minehan shows the 236 pairs of socks collected by RTN members and staff. The socks will help prevent the infection and frostbite in people living in shelters and on the streets.

Access to shoes and socks is often limited for the homeless men and women living in shelters and on the streets. Rain-soaked feet, ill-fitting shoes, constant standing and diseases like diabetes take their toll on the feet of homeless people. Every day, BHCHP's nurses and physicians treat a range of foot ailments - from trench foot to skin infections, from frostbite to nail diseases. The best way to prevent such conditions is to keep feet clean and dry.

Socks were collected at RTN branches in Amesbury, Brookline, Danvers, Dorchester, Lawrence, Marlborough, Tewksbury, and Worcester. As one of RTN’s select employee groups (SEGs), BHCHP’s employees enjoy the benefit of RTN as their Credit Union.

Community involvement is a core value of RTN as a credit union. RTN supports local community projects and initiatives, and works collaboratively with members, sponsor groups, and surrounding communities through financial support and volunteer participation.

RTN Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative that provides members with high-quality financial products and personal service.  Founded in 1945, RTN is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts, with $860 million in assets and close to 50,000 members.  Membership is open to employees, students, members, and volunteers, and their families of more than 660 sponsor groups.