Organization Helps Hundreds of Kids Get New Shoes

2016-11-25T18:54:34+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Categories: News, Share A Pair|

ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Hundreds of local students will now be able to play in gym class thanks to our community. The kids were forced to sit out because they didn’t have the right shoes, some hitting the hardwood in flip flops and boots. “They feel so comfortable and warm! I feel like they protect me, [...]

Running for Two: Students at Rockford’s Holy Family School learn lessons in charity

2016-11-25T18:54:34+00:00 September 21st, 2014|Categories: News, Share A Pair|

By Corina Curry ROCKFORD — Students shot their hands in the air when Carol Bingley asked them how many pairs of shoes they had at home. Some answered 20. Some said 10 or 12. Bingley, the founder of Annie’s Locker, then asked the students to imagine what it would be like to have only one [...]

Peace Coalition: Help put shoes on children’s feet

2016-11-25T18:54:34+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Categories: News, Share A Pair|

“Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.” — John Lennon As part of the Peace Month Coalition, Annie’s Locker and the Shoe Labyrinth Project provide just such an opportunity for our community to create this deeper level of working for [...]

Annie’s Locker Foots the Bill for Kids’ Shoes

2016-11-25T18:54:34+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Categories: News|

By Richard S. Gubbe Inspired by a fellow runner who died in 2007, Carol Benthal-Bingley has turned a request from a cancer victim into a formidable local charity. Annie’s Locker is named for the inspiration who led founder and president Benthal-Bingley down the path to procuring shoes for the needy and delivering a message they [...]