Shoes for Planet Earth
I was recently introduced to a fantastic not-for-profit organisation Shoes for Planet Earth. Shoes for Planet Earth started in 2009 by runners, who on a trip to South Africa to run the Comrades Marathon, noticed the poverty at every turn. Shoes for Planet Earth aim to encourage exercising and a healthy lifestyle, to improve hygiene and disease control through donating shoes to communities less fortunate.
Shoes for Planet Earth have projects both locally and overseas. Their projects in Australia include Matthew Talbot Hostel in Sydney, the Youth Gap Centre and Street Soccer Program in Alice Springs as well as donating to the homeless in and around Hornsby through St Vincent de Paul Society.
In South Africa they have been donating to the eGamalethu community. By donating shoes it is helping the community by enabling them to walk to school and work which will in turn improve their life styles.
Having read the great work they are doing I wanted to get involved and as such have set up a shoe collection at Physio On Miller. So if you have any old runners that could benefit someone else please drop them in.
One pair of shoes makes all the difference.