Any­time Fit­ness col­lect­ing socks and mit­tens to com­bat win­ter cold

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Christmas -

As the cold sets in, Any­time

Fit­ness in west Leth­bridge is tak­ing on the chal­lenge to make sure peo­ple in the com­mu­nity are warm all win­ter.

From now un­til Dec. 21,

Any­time Fit­ness will be col­lect­ing dona­tions of NEW socks, as well as new or gen­tly used mit­tens and gloves.

Fol­low­ing the col­lec­tion,

United Way will as­sist in dis­tribut­ing the items to a va­ri­ety of lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions which sup­port peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing home­less­ness, and those at risk.

Clean, dry footwear is es­pe­cially im­por­tant to pre­vent foot-re­lated in­juries for com­mu­nity mem­bers who spend a lot of time out­doors dur­ing the win­ter months. Pro­tect­ing ex­trem­i­ties like fingers and toes is a crit­i­cal fac­tor in pre­vent­ing in­juries like frost­bite, blis­ters, or chilblains.

For hy­giene rea­sons, do­nated socks must be new, prefer­ably in their orig­i­nal pack­ag­ing. Any­time Fit­ness is lo­cated at 340 Uni­ver­sity Drive, West and is open 24 hours. Dona­tions may be dropped off any­time.For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact United Way at 403-327-1700 or Any­time Fit­ness at 403-795-4980.

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