Old Shoes Can Help Change The World

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”  Martin Luther King Jr.

The children in our after school program will be starting a “Y’s of America Used Athletic Shoes for Seeds” program, supported by the MORE Foundation Group as part of the Y’s focus on Social Responsibility and global service.  A single pair of used adult athletic shoes (running and soccer) can be re-purposed to help Y’s in developing nations support themselves.

A single pair of used adult athletic shoes can also remove one ton of carbon from the atmosphere! Those dusty shoes in your closet have more power than you know!

The proceeds enable MORE to send millions of tree seeds and training to less fortunate Y’s overseas. The overseas Y’s then plant a variety of trees, which in turn provides them food, fuel, fiber, and income.

How You Can Help: Instead of decomposing in landfills, one pair of your re-purposed used athletic shoes can send 10 seeds to a Y overseas and removes one ton of carbon from the atmosphere!

Bring in your used-but not abused-athletic shoes. The MORE Foundation needs gently-used athletic shoes (adult sizes only 6-11). Look for the collection box, starting February 3, 2014. Local Action with a Global Reach!

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