What is NebraskaTok Sock Drive?
Providing clean, new socks to help those in need. Many children go to school with no socks on or their socks might have holes. My mission is to use Football to give back. NebraskaTok partnered with some great athletes to help support this cause.
Why are socks so important?
- Socks provide a layer of warmth, worsened by smoking, which constricts blood vessels making toes more susceptible to damage by cold. Severe frostbite leads to amputation
- Socks decrease friction between the shoes and the foot. Socks also help cushion the bottom of the foot. The friction leads to thickened skin. Many homeless people have a condition call polyneuropathy. They lose nerve function and cannot feel irritations of their feet. The thickened skin can then break down to an ulcer. Neuropathic ulcers usually become infected and can cause cellulitis (skin infection), deadly sepsis (blood poisoning) or deep bone infections.
- The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners published the results of a surgery of the utilization of foot care services among homeless adults. The results showed “An overwhelming number of respondents felt that the embarrassment associated with the smell of feet and the poor condition of their shoes and socks were deterrents in using available foot care services.
Call or email Jake to get involved.
- (308) 227-9405
Meet The Athletes
NebraskaTok will be donating 1 pair of socks for every rushing touchdown made by Quade Myers from Dundy County Stratton this season. Quade will be matching this donation.
NebraskaTok will be donating 1 pair of socks for every rushing touchdown made by Caleb Busch from Burwell this season. Caleb will be matching this donation.
NebraskaTok will be donating 1 pair of socks for every tackle made by Kamden Dusatko this season. Kamden will be matching this donation.
NebraskaTok will be donating 1 pair of socks for every touchdown pass made by Brodey Johnson from North Bend Central this season.
NebraskaTok will be donating 1 pair of socks for every rushing touchdown made by Carter Seim from Cross County this season.
NebraskaTok will be donating 1 pair of socks for every sack and every tackle Gage from Aurora makes this season. Gage will be matching this donation.