Annual Shoe Drive to Benefit AMVETS

Athletico’s Involvement

Since 2006 every Athletico facility has done their part to collect new and gently used shoes to donate to charity during the Annual Shoe Drive. This year’s shoe drive will benefit Illinois AMVETS and their cause to support veterans and active military. Athletico encourages employees and patients to donate shoes by bringing them to their local Athletico facility from Monday, October 6 through Saturday, October 18. Illinois AMVETS will bring these shoes to partner consignment retail stores and use the profits to support their programs.

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Illinois AMVETS has been a leader of the veteran community since 1944 and helping to preserve the freedoms secured by America’s Armed Forces. The organization continues its proud tradition of providing the Veteran Service Officer program, which provides support for veterans and the active military in procuring their earned entitlements.

Illinois AMVETS also provides an array of community service opportunities that enhance the quality of life for this nation’s citizens. AMVETS strongly supports the VA’s effort to provide extended care services to enrolled veterans and legislation to improve the ability of the VA to respond to the care needs of our aging veteran population.

Click here for a list of clinics to make a donation.