Today is Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday has inspired people to come together around the world to invest in causes they believe in. Please consider a gift to Annie’s Locker for this global day of giving. With New Years Resolutions around the corner we could use help with the cost of active wear to continue INSPIRING [...]
The Rockford Register Star's Excelsior award is given to an organization for community service, excellence and making a difference in the Rock River Valley. Annie's Locker is an Excelsior finalist! How did Annie's Locker come to be? In 2007, a fellow runner and friend who was battling cancer asked our founder for one thing. [...]
A few race sponsorship recipients were signed up in 2016 to run their first 5k, at RUN THE RUNWAY in Rockford. Annie's Locker angels were there, ready to support, but unfortunately the rain caused them to cancel. We did pick up their race shirts, however, at Annie's Locker we don't believe in toxic charity handouts. So, we [...]
During our 2016 Share A Pair drive, 13 angels from local schools gathered at Runner's Image to assist with the “inspire” part of our mission. Our volunteers helped prepare shoes for the upcoming shoe distribution day at RPS 205 McIntosh Elementary. This gave us the perfect opportunity to help share our message with children... the [...]
WINGS OF FREEDOM by Meredith Stoll, Annie's Locker Board Member There is really nothing like ringing a cowbell, cheering like crazy and having someone threaten to get sick on your shirt to make you understand the heart of a mission. One hot Saturday in June, I volunteered for my first run as an angel in support of [...]
Novel ways to come together to help raise money for Share-A-Pair: The staff on the 9th Floor Medical/Surgical Unit at SwedishAmerican Health System collected money towards "Pennies for Tennies" for the 2016 Annie's Locker Share-A-Pair shoe drive for the kids at McIntosh School. Thanks to all that donated their spare change and dollars! Together we will [...]
Texas Hold’em to Annie’s Locker: Finding unique ways to help others Thirteen years ago, Craig and Megan Passler, came up with an idea that it would be fun to have a poker tournament which was at about the same time Texas Hold'em was getting a lot of attention on TV. Megan recommended running it as [...]
Some very special little friends assisted Annie's Locker with funding in a delightful way. The children at Holy Family Catholic School each donated $1 and wore CRAZY SOCKS to help bring awareness to Annie's Locker. Thank you Holy Family kids! Your creative efforts to help others in need are greatly appreciated!