News 2016-11-25T18:54:34+00:00

Running for Two Relay

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The folks at Annie's Locker say they were very pleased with the turnout for the first ever running for two relay. Runners and walkers took part in nine laps, a lap [...]

September 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments


“I want to be healthy and feel good. I need to start getting healthy habits in my life after realizing that I was harming myself by following the lifestyle I had. I like to swim, [...]

May 2nd, 2017|Blog, LACES TO RACES, News|0 Comments

Run ARNY JOHNSON 5K/10M and Help Annie’s Locker

It’s almost time to lace up and race the 32nd annual Arny Johnson 10-mile and 5K runs. Both races are coming up on Saturday, April 1, at Harlem High School in Machesney Park. The 5K [...]

March 10th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

TYING UP LOOSE ENDS – Angels on Site

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 [...]

November 25th, 2016|ANGELS ON SITE, News|0 Comments


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 [...]

November 25th, 2016|CREATIVE GIVING, News|0 Comments

Slice: Terri Odell brings Annie’s Locker to ‘a whole new level’

By Kevin Haas Rockford Register Star Terri Odell does not want poverty to stand in the way of healthy living. The Rockford native has blended her passion for fitness and helping people in need by [...]

April 27th, 2015|News, Share A Pair|0 Comments

Annie’s Locker Recognized in National Running Magazine

Annie's Locker was recognized in the December 2014 issue of  "Runner's World" for our recent success with the SHARE A PAIR drive that provided more than 1,000 pairs of new gym shoes for local children [...]

March 18th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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, [...]

September 21st, 2014|News, Share A Pair|0 Comments

Peace Coalition: Help put shoes on children’s feet

“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 [...]

September 4th, 2014|News, Share A Pair|0 Comments

Annie’s Locker donates shoes to Rockford children in need – Rockford’s News Leader ROCKFORD (WREX) - 13 News told you last week about the more than 2,000 Rockford students who will be heading back to school homeless, many without proper supplies for the [...]

August 8th, 2014|News, Share A Pair|0 Comments

Our View: Improve our community by transforming neighborhoods, putting shoes on kids

“Collective impact” is the term used by United Way of Rock River Valley to describe its approach to effecting change. It means mobilizing partners in government and the private and nonprofit sectors, along with individual [...]

July 20th, 2014|News, Share A Pair|0 Comments

Spreading the Running For Two Philosophy… in Mexico

“On April 14, 2014, I ran a 10K race in Tabasco, Zactecas, Mexico and I dedicated it to my niece Ilse, who was recuperating from a medical intervention. She was planning to run the 24th [...]

June 3rd, 2014|News, Running for Two - Stories|0 Comments

Annie's Locker featured in Runner's World Magazine

Annie’s Locker was recognized in the December 2014 issue of “Runner’s World”
for our recent success with the SHARE A PAIR drive that provided more than
1,000 pairs of new gym shoes for local children in need.