Got a pair of old shoes you don’t know what to do with? Or maybe a new pair you’ve decided just aren’t your style anymore? Or maybe a really ugly pair someone gave you for your birthday?
44th Street’s Amelia Rivera is spearheading a great program, collecting new or used shoes for a charity aptly named Shoes 2 Share.
From July 15th to August 30th, SPEAR is inviting staff, patients, friends, and family to drop off new or used shoes at four of our locations:
44th street: 36 West 44th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave), Suite 403.
56th street: 120 East 56th Street (between Park and Lexington Ave), Suite 1010.
84th street: 245 East 84th street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue).
Chelsea: 269 West 16th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue.
Collection begins on Monday, July 15th and ends Friday, August 30th. You can drop your shoes off with any of our care coordinators at each location.
Getting into the #SPEARIT!
SPEAR is always in the mood for a little friendly competition, so each of our locations will be competing to see which site collects the most shoes. Patients, you can support your location by dropping your shoes off at your favorite SPEAR site!
Feel free to take pictures of your donations and post them to instragram or Facebook with the hashtags #shoes2share and #SPEARIT.
Lastly, a big, warm SPEARIT-ed shout out to Amelia for giving back to the community in such a great way. When we asked her why she got involved with Shoes2Share, Amelia said, “I decided to get involved with Shoes2Share because I liked their message of increasing the awareness about the importance of shoes especially in underdeveloped areas not only domestically but also internationally. I also liked how their collection involves people of all ages and shoes of all types.”
For Amelia the charity is “an opportunity to give back to the community in a positive and simple way. Between working at SPEAR and leading an active lifestyle, I realized that I go through many types of shoes ranging from business casual to athletic. My thoughts were that if I can accumulate this many shoes, than so can anyone else.”
Amelia hopes to collect a wide variety of shoes that can benefit others in need.