100 Homeless Omaha Men to Get New Boots
Creighton University School of Medicine’s student-run Magis Clinic, in conjunction with Our Hearts to Your Soles, will give away approximately 100 pairs of new boots to Omaha metro-area homeless men on Dec. 5. Creighton medical students and Omaha orthopedists will volunteer their time for the event, which will be held at the Magis Clinic.
Recipients of the shoes are selected by staff at area homeless shelters and other community organizations. In addition to the boots, each man will receive a free foot health exam, nail trimming, and shoe fitting.
For a second year, the Magis Clinic is one of about 35-40 sites nationwide and the only site in Nebraska to participate in this annual charity event, held around Thanksgiving.
Omaha orthopedist Timothy Fitzgibbons, a clinical professor of orthopedics at Creighton University School of Medicine, received a grant from Our Hearts to Your Soles for the boots. For more information on this national program, visit www.heartstosoles.com.
The Magis Clinic, founded by Creighton medical students, is located at Siena/Francis House. The students work with physicians and other organizations to provide acute care and follow-up, physical exams, lab tests, medications, specialty clinics and referrals. The Magis Clinic is the only free medical clinic in Omaha open on Saturdays that treats homeless men, women and children and the medically uninsured. About 20 patients are seen each Saturday at the walk-in clinic.