Reno, NV - If you have any shoes that aren’t getting much wear in your closet, consider donating them to a great cause. The non-profit, Think Kindness is challenging people to collect 100,000 pairs of shoes in a little more than two weeks.
It’s something that the organization’s founder, Brian Williams, says is a way to be generous without spending a lot of money.
Think Kindness says the non-profit is aiming to collect those shoes by April 15, 2011.
R. J. Haffke with the organization says those shoes can really make a difference in people’s lives. Haffke adds, “Especially to children, that’s who we really try to focus on and get these to because in African nations children aren’t allowed to go to school unless they have a pair of shoes. So, by giving one pair of shoes it can allow a child to go to school which can provide the steps to get out of poverty.”
The shoes will also be distributed to kids in low income schools. Some shoes will also be sent to people who are living in the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan.
There are drop off locations all around our area. If you would like to give away a pair of shoes to a great cause, visit: http://www.thinkkindness.org/
Or, for specific drop off locations, visit: http://www.thinkkindness.org/100000_dropoff