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Shoes, Socks and Sweats Drive

In conjunction with National Shoe the World Day on March 15, Tri-City Hospital Foundation is calling upon local businesses and residents to donate new shoes, socks and sweats to ensure all patients are safely discharged with foot protection and clothing. Donations are being accepted now through March 13 in donation bins in the main lobbies of Tri-City Medical Center at 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside; at the Tri-City Hospital Foundation office, located on the first floor of the Tri-City Medical Center; and at Tri-City Wellness Center at 6250 El Camino Real, Carlsbad.

The annual drive was inspired by the actions of Tri-City Medical Center nurse Imelda Browning, who gave a patient the shoes off her own feet to ensure the patient could be safely discharged from the hospital. This is Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s third shoe drive, with plans to continue to hold the event annually to ensure the safety of all discharged patients.