Sedona AZ (August 17, 2016) – Snap Fitness is holding a used shoe drive at three Verde Valley locations. Drop clean, wearable shoes during staffed hours. Shoes will be sold to an organization that sends them to developing countries. (Snap members with 24-hour access may bring shoes any time.) Club management chose to have the funds benefit not-for-profits that each club selects.
Keeping rubbish out of our landfills is like keeping rubbish out of our bodies. Employees are passionate about recycling drink bottles and cans, cardboard and paper because it’s the right thing to do. Club owners Steele Sacks of San Diego, California, and Craig Eagle of Cornville, Arizona, asked if there was any place to recycle athletic shoes. VP of Operations and Marketing Lin Ennis found World Wear Project out of Dallas, Texas, which buys the shoes, covers the cost of colleting them, then ships them to emerging economies.
Snap Fitness-branded cardboard collection boxes were mailed to each club by World Wear Project. The club managers keep the collection boxes outside the entrance door of the clubs during dry weather and staffed hours, so non-Snap members can contribute.
Shoes should be clean and wearable, not torn or stained. All types of shoes are needed—children’s, men’s, women’s, dress and, of course, athletic shoes. (The only shoes that cannot be used are those made of canvas, those having metal parts such as cleats, and winter boots.) Tie the laces together or mate the shoes with sturdy rubber bands.
Snap Fitness in West Sedona has selected the Sedona Community Food Bank to receive a check when the drive is complete. Each Snap’s first goal is to collect 60 pounds of shoes. Sixty pounds mailed to Dallas nets a check of $33 for the non-profit. Snap West, as it is called, is located at 2081 West SR 89A in West Sedona, next door to Harkins Theater.
Snap Fitness Village of Oak Creek has chosen Goodwill Industries to receive the proceeds from the donated shoes. Snap Fitness VOC is located at 6560 SR 179, in La Plaza Shopping Center accessed off Cortez Drive.
Snap Fitness in Cottonwood at 976 S. Main Street has chosen The House of Ruth Pregnancy Care Center, a Christian ministry dedicated to serving pregnant women and protecting the lives of unborn children.
For more information, please call 928 300-3077.