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Program seeks donations of gently used tennis shoes
The Community Council of South Central Texas is holding an athletic shoe drive fundraiser to raise money for local families in need.
The group will earn funds based on the total quantity of gently worn, used, and new sneakers collected. GotSneakers, a social enterprise, will issue funds in compensation for the collected sneakers. Anyone can help by simply donating gently worn, used, and new sneakers.
GotSneakers has developed a unique fundraising program that asks communities to reach into their closets, not their pockets. The sneaker recycling program helps keep sneakers out of landfills, which has harmful effects on the environment, and helps organizations raise much needed funds.
Learn more about GotSneakers by visiting their website at www.gotsneakers.com.
“We are excited about our sneaker drive fundraiser,” CCSCT Executive Director Bobby Deike said. “ Most people have extra sneakers in their closets they would like to donate rather than throw away.
“By doing so, we raise money for local families in need and help the environment.”
CCSCT invites individuals, families, schools, civic organizations, and businesses to join in the volunteer opportunity by dropping off sneakers at any CCSCT office, or at participating businesses with a drop off box.
Anyone wishing to partner with CCSCT, can call Kenneth Loy at (830) 876-9812.
CCSCT is a non-profit community action agency that empowers vulnerable families and individuals in the greater South Central Texas area to achieve self-sufficiency by eliminating barriers through innovative programs and strong community partnerships.
Counties serviced include; Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, and Zavala.
For more information, visit www.ccsct.org or follow us on the socials at https://linktr.ee/ccsct_cares.