TORONTO, June 24, 2015 /CNW/
Canadian rock legend Myles Goodwyn of April Wine is joining forces with the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) to provide quality footwear to the homeless and help Canadians living with diabetes.
Goodwyn’s charity, Soleful Caring, collects footwear and distributes it to the homeless. He says: “As a person living with diabetes, I risk losing toes, feet and even legs from complications caused by neglecting proper foot care. Good footwear for the homeless can help them enormously – especially those who have diabetes.”
Soleful Caring and the CDA join forces
The CDA’s Clothesline program, which collects gently used clothes and household items, will collect and distribute shoes to homeless shelters across Canada. Extra footwear will be used to raise money for the CDA – allowing it to work on behalf of people affected by diabetes, including providing education about good foot care and how to reduce amputations.
Here’s how you can give footwear:
- Download our new Clothesline app for Apple and Android devices. You can find a Clothesline drop box near you and join in the app’s 3-Pound Challenge game
- Call Clothesline at 1-800-505-5525 to schedule a pick-up or to ask about the nearest drop box or donation centre