One of the things on my honey do list was to take this box and 2 bags of used sneakers to a store called Philadelphia Runners.
As I drove these running shoes to their new home, I kept thinking to myself,
"Damn, my kids bought a lot of sneakers over the years."
When I put this box in my car I noticed a pair of Nike running shoes on the top. I wondered, who wore these? What event did he participate in? When he laced these babies up was he nervous about the upcoming event? I wondered, did he win?
It's quite possible the next person who laces up these worn but usable sneakers will be nervous too. But his concern may not be the outcome of a race but rather, will he/she be getting enough food at his/her next meal.
You see, through the efforts of establishments like "Philadelphia Runners" these shoes are being given to a non-profit organization called Soles 4 Souls.
This Nashville Tenn. based organization takes donations big and small and distributes them world wide to people in need. They'll take donations like a box of used sneakers from me, as well as donations from retailers who have over stocked items they need to get rid of. Instead of them ending up in a landfill where it will take years for the material to break down, they will end up on the feet of those less fortunate.
I urge you to take a look at them. They do much more than I am able to explain on this blog.
They do really good work.
I took my camera with me when I went to drop off those shoes. I took a few shots, a peak into my area, for no apparent reason.
This building below is within walking distance of my house. Built in the 1800's, it was a hotel at one time. Why would their be a hotel at the intersection of this sleepy New London town, I have no idea.
It now houses a awesome home made candy store....within walking distance......not good.
I retired my glove, and my arm.