if you do not donate your sneakers PLEASE do not throw them in the trash
There are a number of charities that send your used sneakers to impoverished places with little access to athletic shoes.
create: rubber, for ourdoor running tracks
padding, for basketball courts
& foam for tennis courts
They collect running shoes,
and ship them to East Africa
The first pair donated back in 1995
went to Mark Wendot Yatich
he went on to win the Los Angeles Marathon!
Soles4Souls receives large donations from
footwear companies, retailers, churches,
nonprofit ministries, civic groups,
schools, and individuals and saw that this
could become a full time organization
Gently worn shoes