Nic’s Retreat Nic’s Retreat in the Capertee Valley of New South Wales, has offered all proceed from their rental cabin to go directly to our charity. We would like to thank them sincerely for their generous offer and want them to know that their financial support will send a large number of recycled running shoes to people in need. Have a look at their website http://sasmail.wix.com/bush-cabin and feel free to book a special time away knowing that your support is making a difference.
Shoes Finding their Feet in Uganda In June of 2014 a large number of running shoes were collected by the Billy Bushies Running Club in Sydney, Australia. The aim of this collection was to send the shoes to the pupils and staff of Kasese Humanist Primary School in a remote part of Uganda. Fortunately for everyone a very kind and generous runner from the Billy Bushies club works for Mondiale Freight, an international freight company, and he offered to cover the cost of shipping the shoes all the way to Uganda. The shoes have now arrived safe and sound and have been distributed as hoped. What a difference a pair of shoes can make – just look at their smiling faces! A huge thank you to everyone involved in making this happen.
Shoes to South Africa Every year we give running shoes to the eGamalethu Running Group in the Natal Midlands of South Africa. This year we were involved in the presentation of the shoes which was as part of an initiative of the Progressive Professional Forum of South Africa, in honouring the Mandela Day call “to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better”. The focus of the day, aligning to the President’s State of the Nation Address, was to Clean South Africa. The theme of the day was therefore : HEALTHY PLANET AND HEALTHY PEOPLE. The activities for the day included the picking up of litter and environmental awareness with motivational speakers from the sporting fraternity, promoting healthy and active living. Mayor Mbali Myeni made the official speech and presented gifts to people from the community. A great day was had by all.
It’s TAX TIME and that means that for all of you that haven’t hit your annual donation quota of $300, the government will replace any donations made to our charity up to that amount until June 30! Click the below link to change the lives of those less fortunate without hurting your hip pocket! https://www.shoesforplanetearth.com/donate/
We’re thrilled to be the second recipient of Jetstar’s Flying Start grant. Shoes for PlanetEarth received $15,000 cash, which we’ll spend on a much-needed industrial washing machine to clean donated shoes. It also mean we can allow “Mona”, our cement mixer, (named after marathon runner Steve Moneghetti) to retire from shoe washing duties!Jetstar has also provided us with $15,000 worth of travel. This will enable us to transport shoes to those in need at the various ports where Jetstar flies to.A BIG thank you to Jetstar’s judging panel: television host Gorgi Coghlan, radio presenter, Jules Lund, Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO, David Hall, pilot Jeremy Schmidt and Jetstar Customer Service Officer, Francesca Deidda for selecting us so we can continue to help those in need take confident strides forward in life.
The Station Renegade Runners complete City2Surf.
Inspired by the concept of giving shoes to those less fortunate, Sunshine Coast student Saoirse Cosgrave collected more than 500 pairs of shoes to give to people in need.
Port Hacking High School, in conjunction with the IMP (Indigenous Marathon Project) has collected 164 pairs of shoes to send to indigenous community groups in the Northern Territories.
Billy's Bushies Running Club have hosted a shoes drive to collect footwear to donate to SFPE.
Melbourne-based healthy fast food alternative Feedmee have recently joined our group of shoe drop-off points in Victoria.