Did you know that there are hundreds of students in our schools without the proper footwear for gym due to poverty or homelessness? Help us send needy students back to school with gym shoes so they can participate in gym and be active at home!
Last summer, we partnered with Youth Service Network and the International Day of Peace to collect shoes for kids at RPS205 and met our goal of collecting 500 pairs of youth-sized gym shoes during our Share-A-Pair Drive! The shoes were distributed at 33 schools in the Rockford Public School District by the Youth Service Network. 500 children went back to school with comfortable footwear so they could participate in gym and be active at home.
The need is still great so we’re hosting another Share-A-Pair Shoe Drive in 2014. This year, our goal is to collect 900 pairs of new gym shoes!
Give the gift of health to your community and help transform our city into a healthy one! Tax deductible donations can be made through Paypal or checks made payable to Annie’s Locker. We greatly appreciate your support.