Do Your Part to Help Protect Our Planet
Posted: Dec 15, 2018
Central Florida ASSP/Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) are proud to sponsor our first sneaker drive. In the spirit of environmental and economic sustainability, we have partnered with the sneaker recycling organization GotSneakers, which will donate $1 for every pair of wearable athletic sneakers and $0.10 per pair for all other styles and conditions of footwear we collect.
GotSneakers will process and distribute the sneakers around the world, specifically within impoverished nations. It is estimated that over 200 million pairs of sneakers are discarded in America’s landfills each year and that over 600 million adults and children worldwide live barefoot. We can touch the lives of thousands by simply cleaning out our closets and collecting our unwanted sneakers. The request is simple: donate all the unwanted pairs of sneakers that you have in your home.
Please bring them to the next Chapter meeting and we will take care of the rest. We aren’t in it for the fundraising, rather for the environmental impact – diverting our share of 200 million pairs of shoes from landfills. Any funds raised will go towards our Chapter grant/scholarship fund. We look forward to seeing how big of an impact we can make!