Shoes for the Homeless — One Step at a Time: Throughout May!

Why Not Donate Your Shoes to Help the Homeless?

Do you have any extra shoes crowding your closet floor or tucked away in bags or boxes? Perhaps they are gently worn, or were never quite the right style or color, or never felt as comfortable as you would like. You may have shoes you never could bear to discard from a loved one who passed away, or shoes your children have outgrown that seemed too nice to trash.

As is so often the case, your rejects may be treasures to someone else, particularly if that someone else is homeless. Think how wonderful you and your family will feel to provide someone in great need with something you will barely miss. Thousands of children and adults, living closer to you than you probably are aware, are wearing ill-fitting, outgrown shoes, or worn-out footwear. Instead of leaving them to suffer exposure to the elements and to a variety of podiatric ailments, you can help them to feel a little more protected, a little more valued, and perhaps even a little more stylish!

Country Foot Care is proud to be part of Shoes for the Homeless, Inc., a wonderful non-profit organization dedicated to providing the homeless with adequate shoes. The footwear Shoes for the Homeless collects is never sold, but stays in the local community to protect the feet of our neighbors for whom walking is usually their only available means of transportation.

For your convenience, any shoes you have available to donate can be dropped off at any one of our three Country Foot Care locations: Mineola at 155 Mineola Boulevard, Williston Park at 479 Willis Avenue, or Patchogue at 655-23 Montauk Highway E. Patchogue Our deadline has been extended to April 15th to give everyone a chance to participate.  Why not make this drive a family effort or even encourage your child to ask his or her class to participate? We appreciate your generosity of spirit and look forward to meeting you. As Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

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