You know those old sneakers you have hidden in the back of your closet? The one’s you debated throwing away multiple times but always found an excuse not to? Well now they can finally have a meaningful purpose! On Saturday, June 7th, Springfield Township High School will be the site of a recycling and fundraising event to help a local resident and his family in a time of need. Colin Delaney, a middle school student at Springfield Township Middle School was recently diagnosed with Leukemia in February 2014. For every pound of shoe collected at this event, fifty cents will go directly towards helping Colin cover treatment and medical expenses. Both he and his family could use all the support our community can offer, what else are you going to do with those old things anyways! Your shoes will be recycled and re-used thanks to Community Recycling, and then they will be distributed all across the world to those in need. You’ll even be able to write a “sole mate note” to the future owners describing special memories about your shoes, and ultimately create a “Sole Mate”.
Community Recycling has teamed up with Springfield Township businesses to create this fundraising benefit which will be held from 10am-2pm in the Springfield Township High School parking lot, 1801 Paper Mill Rd., Glenside, PA 19038. Let’s do what we do best Montco, help spread the word and support a neighbor in need!
• Colin Delaney present to kick off the event at 10am
• “SoleMate Note” writing station for recyclers to write letters to their shoes’ new owner
• Community Recycling on-site with 24ft branded truck, event crew and collection boxes
• Stephen Castrianni, Community Recycling event organizer
• Colin Delaney, event beneficiary
• Cathie Cashman, community event organizer
Maureen O’Connell, for Community Recycling
Community Recycling is a for-profit company that promotes recycling with a focus on reuse and turns it into an engaging, individual experience. Community Recycling sources and sells reusable items to thrift store chains in the U.S. and to micro-entrepreneurial marketplaces in more than 50 countries worldwide. Recyclers are encouraged to join the Reuse Movement and support Community Recycling’s mission: People Recycling for People. Engaging people in the communities where they live is essential to making the reuse process as convenient as possible. As a result, Community Recycling is diverting millions of pounds of clothing, shoes and other goods from landfills, generating new revenue streams for cities and towns, retailers and schools, non-profits and small businesses; and fueling local economies by creating jobs in the U.S. and in countries around the world.
ShoeBox Recycling is one of many innovative recycling programs offered by Community Recycling. It is designed to take the simple act of recycling shoes and turn it into a rewarding and engaging experience. Through the use of SoleMate Notes, recyclers can write a letter to include with their recycled shoes and connect with their shoes’ new owner in one of over 50 countries that Community Recycling services. For more information go to www.communityrecycling.biz.