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Annie’s Locker was started in 2008...

Inspired by a fellow runner who died in 2007, the idea was born to do something to inspire people toward a healthier lifestyle. We hope to help people find their “wings.” Annie’s Locker is a non-profit organization that supports people in need of proper fitness gear and provides race scholarships in Rockford, Illinois.

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News

5th Annual “Share A Pair” Drive

Did you know that there are hundreds of students in our schools without the proper footwear for gym due to poverty or homelessness?  Help us send needy students back to school with gym shoes […]

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Come to Volunteer Training on Aug 24

Join our volunteer team! It all starts with your first volunteer training.  We ask that all of our volunteers attend a training so we can educate you on our mission and make sure you’re […]

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Our New Mission, Vision and Heart

When the spark ignited to start Annie’s Locker six years ago, I imagined helping other women. I knew from personal experience that when I made the decision to lead a healthy lifestyle, so many […]

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Ladies in Recovery Run Their First 5K

Thanks to our generous donors, 12 new runners in the Rockford Rescue Mission’s recovery program ran their first 5K, the Biggest Loser 5K on June 14, 2014!

Each $25 donation offered more than 30-60 minutes […]

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Success Stories

Amy’s Essay – “Training for Trails”

“Last summer, my family fell in love – with camping! After our first family camping trip, we were hooked!

We love hiking together and exploring nature – seeing places you can’t get to with your […]

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Felicia Takes Flight

Felicia moved to the area in 2013. She was unemployed and depressed. Her friend Anna, a Rockford Road Runner, encouraged her to start running and referred her to Annie’s Locker for assistance to get […]

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E’s Essay – “Running Motivation”

“Running is something new in my life, but it is also something that I would like to keep.  I have been overweight for a good part of my adult life now, and I am […]

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Testimonials

“Many times our students have needs that are not met at home, and we are always looking for donations. The shoes we received were not only brand new, but also VERY attractive for our little ones.  It means so much to our staff, students and parents that there are organizations such as yourself that assist with the needs of our schools.”
Amber, Elementary School Principal
“I appreciate my friend Anna for telling me about this organization. She runs with the Road Runners and encouraged me to run and start living healthy when I was going through a hard time. I was new to this area with no job, four kids and depressed. Running is giving my life back and I just wanna keep going. I did the Biggest Loser 5K – it was great time – 37 mins couldn’t believe it.”
Felicia, Race Scholarship Recipient
“At the time, I didn’t know just how much that training program would mean to me and my family. During our camping trip, I would often reflect as we climbed hundreds of stairs in and out of canyons, that it wouldn’t have been possible if I hadn’t done the training program. And I wouldn’t have been able to do the training program without Annie’s Locker.”
Amy, Race Scholarship Recipient
“I really appreciate your support.  The shoes are very comfortable and fit perfectly.  I hope that all of your lives are blessed.”
Anthony, Gear Recipient