On September 15th, Annie’s Locker delivered over 300 pairs of shoes and socks to the students of Kishwaukee Elementary School as part of our Share a Pair shoe drive.  Each child was given the pair of shoes that were donated specifically for them!

THANK YOU to all who contributed to our goal of collecting 300 pairs of shoes and socks for the hardworking kids of Kishwaukee Elementary School!


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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Annie’s Locker Gives 300 Pairs of Gym Shoes to Students

ROCKFORD (WIFR) — Only one child in Kishwaukee Elementary School is not living in poverty and hundreds of kids are sitting out from gym class because they can’t afford the proper shoes to participate.

The kids […]

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Annie’s Locker – Kishwaukee School

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Annie’s Locker Collecting Shoes for Children in Need

ROCKFORD (WIFR) — To get some students ready for their first day, one local organization is collecting gym shoes to make sure they are ready for P.E. class.

Annie’s Locker is taking shoes and socks for […]

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WIFR – Group Collecting Shoes for Kids

ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Hundreds of local elementary school students are unable to play in gym class simply because they can’t afford the proper shoes.

Tonight, a local organization is trying to change that. Annie’s Locker collects […]

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Success Stories

A Little Help From our Friends

THANK YOU!! To THE FIT on Maray Drive who have been actively collecting shoes for our Annual Share a Pair Drive!
They will be doing a special shopping trip to help us reach our goal too. […]

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Our New Address!

Our New Mailing Address:
Annie’s Locker
c/o Fitness Works
3619 Morsay Drive, Rockford, IL 61107

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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 car. […]

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“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