Girls on the Run is all about empowering girls to make healthy choices that are good for themselves and others and their ability to have a positive effect on the world around them
Winchester, VA (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
Girls On the Run (GOTR) of Winchester is proud to collaborate with ShoeBox Recycling to promote the reuse of shoes as they train and ready themselves for the upcoming Spring 5K at Jim Barnett Park. This great new opportunity allows for participants, runners, friends, family, local businesses to recycle gently used shoes, raising awareness about the global impact of shoe recycling, helping to put reusable, re-wearable shoes on the people who need affordable options and turning their recycling collection into a great, green and meaningful community service and fundraising opportunity. Everyone is a winner here!
"We are excited to work closely with Shoebox Recycling as a way to benefit the environment, people in the developing world and the over 100 local participants in our Winchester Council,” said Allison Major, Council Director of GOTR of Winchester. “Girls on the Run is all about empowering girls to make healthy choices that are good for themselves and others and their ability to have a positive effect on the world around them,” Major continued.
ShoeBox Recycling is proud to be a for-profit recycler of shoes. They mastered the most powerful ‘R’ in the recycling triangle, REUSE, with all of the shoes collected destined as affordable footwear domestically and internationally. With over 300 million pairs of perfectly reusable shoes hitting landfills each year, they are looking to change the way people think about their shoes and start a REUSE MOVEMENT.
“ShoeBox Recycling is so naturally aligned with the mission of Girls on the Run,” said Ira Baseman, Godfather of Sole at ShoeBox Recycling. “The SoleMate program will be a great way for the girls to directly see the connection between their actions and how they can benefit another person’s life directly.
The Girls on the Run will have ShoeBox Recycling collection boxes near the Fireman’s Shelter at the 5K site on Sunday, so be sure to bring in your gently used footwear to the 5K. As of May 20, you can also find collection boxes at the following locations:
- Wilkins Shoe Center, 7 South Loudoun Street, Winchester VA 22601
- Snowden Bridge Residence Center, 119 Buccaneer Court, Stephenson VA 22656
- Instant Replay Sports, 221 Commonwealth Court, Winchester VA 22602
- Union First Market Bank, Stonewall Plaza, 200 Rivendell Court, Winchester VA 22603
All proceeds from the shoe recycling collections will benefit the Girls on the Run of Winchester. Scour your closets today, bring in your shoes for reuse and keep these girls on course to health, wellness and self-esteem.
For details on the kinds of shoes accepted for reuse, click here.
ABOUT SHOEBOX RECYCLING
ShoeBox Recycling is proud to be a for-profit recycler of shoes. Founded in 2011 with a mission to recycle as many pairs of shoes as possible while offering the opportunity to find your SoleMate in the process. With over 300 million pairs of shoes hitting landfills each year, ShoeBox Recycling is looking to change the way people think about their shoes and the need for reuse around the globe. ShoeBox Recycling is headquartered in Fairless Hills, PA. For more information, call 888.482.5754 or email info(at)shoeboxrecycling(dot)com. http://www.shoeboxrecycling.com
About the Girls on The Run
Girls on the Run, a 501©3, is a program for 3rd to 8th grade girls that gives them the tools to live their lives with intention and celebrate who they are through running. The after-school program helps girls build confidence while they train for a 5K. For more information: http://www.girlsontherunwinchester.org