Used Shoe Drive for the Needy (2018)
Posted 02 January 2018 - 09:39 PM
Our record, set last year, WAS 410 pairs, up from 268, the year before. Note the world WAS! At the moment, Dec 2, we are at 509 pairs for 2018.
What's needed are wearable shoes. That's different from "runnable shoes." After your favorites have lived out their lives on the roads or trails, they still have hundreds of miles of walking in them, and there are people for whom that is an enormous blessing. Furthermore, they don't have to running shoes. Any comfortable walking footwear works.
If you want to contribute, bring your used footwear to me at any track workout, race, or First Friday, or arrange for me to collect it by any other means. Don't worry if they're a bit (or more than a bit) muddy. Also, your definition of "worn out" isn't most people's. In more than 1000 donations over the years, I've only rejected one pair as too worn, and in that case, the sole fell off when I poked at it. We now even have uses for soccer cleats and spikes, if they are still usable for sports.
Posted 27 September 2018 - 08:54 PM
I have maybe 7 or 8 pairs of shoes for you, Rick. I'll try to swing by a Friday workout sometime in the next few weeks to drop them off.
2009 mileage: 2875
2008 mileage: 2436.5
2007 mileage: 2254.5
2010 prs/races: 1/7
2009 prs/races: 15/18
2008 prs/races: 12/17
2007 prs/races: 9/11
Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:09 AM
Rick, I have several pairs to turn in. Any chance you would be willing to stop by SBUX on Sunday around 10 a.m.? I will also encourage others to bring more!
Posted 24 October 2018 - 02:09 PM
No, I still have them. I'll bring them next Sunday to SBUX and give them to Tim.
Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:07 PM
Just a reminder, the shoe drive is still alive. It's Thanksgiving, then Christmas, and I'd love to get the 32 pairs we need to go above 500 for the year. Or more! When you've got a PR going, the goal is to push it as far as possible, right?
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