Annie’s Locker’s Annual Share A Pair is off and “running”

On April 5th we arrived at McIntosh Elementary School and began the FIT IN 60 program along with a new program called PENNIES FOR TENNIES.  We hope to inspire the students of McIntosh to be givers as well as receivers of shoes. We asked the students to collect coins that Annie’s Locker would match, to purchase shoes for an underprivileged elementary school in another country. The students collected coins from April 5- May 5 and raised a grand total $593.82!

Please help us reach our goal of 300 shoes for McIntosh students.  We are asking for financial donations only, as we will be purchasing the shoes through Runners Image.


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.


Annie’s Locker Share A Pair 2016

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Annie’s Locker – Kishwaukee School

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Success Stories


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Thank you, we are so grateful. Annie’s Locker would not be able to accomplish our goals without the generous support of this community. The vision of providing brand new gym shoes to children in the [...]

A Little Help From our Friends

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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 [...]

Our New Address!

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


“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