Monday, March 09, 2009

Georgia Stores Collecting Footwear for Needy

Macon-based Run Fit Sports stores in Macon and Warner Robins would like people to recycle their gently worn shoes for others in need. Saturday, the stores will collect used shoes and donate them to Soles4Souls.

"We can use the shoes taking up space in your closet to change the world one pair at a time," said Soles4Souls founder Wayne Elsey. "We need our partners in Middle Georgia to step up and get behind our call for action. It's one of the most simple yet profound gifts you can make, because it will greatly improve someones life in the most difficult of times."

The stores are located at 4524 Forsyth Road in Macon and at 4025 Watson Blvd. in Warner Robins.

In exchange for a donation, Run Fit Sports will give a trade-in discount of 10 percent off on a pair of new shoes.

People who may not have any shoes to donate may make a monetary donation instead.

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