This goodwill gesture opens up opportunities for charitable organizations to offer SIGVARIS compression hosiery to their beneficiaries who may not have the resources to afford them
Massapequa Park, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2010
Healthy Leg Depot, a leading online support hose store and supplier of SIGVARIS compression stockings has announced plans to begin donating a significant quantity of quality excess inventory to eligible charitable organizations.
Healthy Leg Depot (HLD), launched in 2006, has amassed approximately $7,500 worth of the highest quality SIGVARIS brand medical and support compression stockings which it cannot sell via its Web site due to product and manufacturer specifications, including packaging updates, discontinued styles or colors, and other specific industry standards and practices. Rather than selling these high quality compression hosiery products offline at reduced prices to discount retail stores or outlets, HLD has chosen to donate them to registered 501-C-3 charitable organizations who can then pass these high end products on to those in need.
“This goodwill gesture”, says Bahadir Gonul, HLD’s chief operating officer, “opens up opportunities for charitable organizations to offer SIGVARIS compression hosiery to their beneficiaries who may not have the resources to afford them, which may include the elderly, those with chronic venous insufficiency, or others suffering from complications from diabetes or other ailments”.
“We’ve thought very carefully about how to manage the distribution of these superb compression stockings for which we must find a home, and it just makes perfect sense for us, in this economy and considering our broad-scope corporate ideology, to donate them to organizations who serve the needy, rather than to sell them for even a small profit,” Gonul said. “The SIGVARIS products we sell via our site are intended for use by folks who suffer from leg problems due to prolonged standing or sitting, have diabetes, poor circulation, history of Deep Vein Thrombosis, and or may be recovering from some form of vein treatment or leg surgery. Why not open up the doors for those in need who may not have access to these wonderful products which are considered to be among the best in the world?”
The compression socks and stockings HLD has to offer charitable organizations can be parceled out in small amounts to several organizations so that many organization’s members may benefit from the donation program. Many of the donated products are from the highly regarded SIGVARIS 770 series of Truly Transparent women's support hose, which include knee, thigh-high, and pantyhose styles.
“This series of compression hosiery is considered by medical experts and others in the industry to be among the best performing compression stocking and compression sock products, and come in a full range of compression levels to offer various degrees of leg and vein therapy, fit, and comfort,” said Gonul. “These are top of the line, medical compression stockings that we want to provide for organizations out there who can pass them on to those who may be in need.”
Any registered charity may request to receive a portion of the donated SIGVARIS products. To do so, they need only log on to the HLD home page at http://www.healthylegdepot.com and click the link for 'Stocking Donation Program' to apply for the program.
About Healthy Leg Depot: Healthy Leg Depot is considered by many to be the leading online supplier of quality mens support hose, women’s support hose, travel support socks, medical, maternity support hosiery, and compression stockings. HLD is a fully authorized and certified SIGVARIS medical compression stockings and support hose supplier, providing top quality support hosiery and stockings featuring the SIGVARIS Precise Fit System (PFS) and special double-covering process for optimal fit and comfort.
For more information visit the web site at http://www.healthylegdepot.com, or call 888-LEG-DEPOT (888-534-3376).
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