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.
Gratitude is powerful. The students could not have been happier to receive their shoes and we could not have been happier to plant the seed of wellness and stay involved in the growth of Rockford.
Annie’s Locker is committed to the goal of inspiring a healthier lifestyle in our community, especially among our children. We would not be able to accomplish our big goals without our bighearted donors.
This year, in an effort to have a more impactful shoe drive, Annie’s Locker developed a fitness program for the students of Kishwaukee Elementary, called “FIT IN 60.” The entire student body, over 300 students, worked this spring to achieve 60 minutes of daily activity. They recorded their activity at school and at home, on activity cards. Upon completion of this program, all students received brand new gym shoes and a pair of socks for the 2015-2016 school year! Annie’s Locker wants the students of RPS 205 to lead healthier lives.
We could not have done this without you, Thank you for your support of Annie’s Locker!
“These shoes are so colorful!”
“These shoes are comfortable!”
“I say thank you and I like them!”
“These shoes will make me so fast!”
“These shoes are so pretty!”
“These shoes make me feel powerful!”
“We absolutely LOVE our new shoes! Thank you so much!”
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Share A Pair History
Our Share A Pair Drive is our annual event when we ask the community to “Share A Pair.” The item we ask for has changed over the years, from socks to sports bras to shoes… but Share A Pair supports our mission of inspiring and equipping people to lead healthier lives!
In 2013, through collaboration with the International Peace Committee and Youth Services, Annie’s Locker was able to provide new gym shoes to homeless children at 55 elementary school as part of our fourth annual Share A Pair drive. As part of the celebration of the 2013 International Day of Peace, a labyrinth entitled “Walking in Their Shoes” was created by Barrie Gibby and installed at Rockford University. It was comprised entirely of new children’s shoes; funds were raised to enable us to purchase 500 pairs of shoes.
We have been so inspired by last years’ success that our 2014 goal is to purchase over 800 pairs of shoes that will go to three schools with the highest percentage of at risk and homeless children: Lewis Lemon; King; and Beyer Elementary Schools.