Each month since 1993 a group of Union College nursing students have spent several hours cleaning, healing and pampering the feet of Lincoln’s homeless and near homeless. After the foot care is complete, each client receives two pairs of socks, and a new pair of shoes every six months.

Always funded by grants and contributions, the program recently received a significant boost in the form of a $20,000 grant from Tom’s of Maine as part of their 50 States for Good community giving program. This year the company received nearly 10,000 submissions, and selected one entrant from each state and Washington D.C. to receive funding.

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