Share Your Soles Shoe Drive
Annually since 2006, every Athletico facility has done their part to collect new and gently used shoes to benefit Share Your Soles, a local non-profit organization. Athletico encourages employees and patients to donate shoes by bringing them to their local Athletico facility. Share Your Soles then distributes the shoes to impoverished and underprivileged communities in the United States and around the world.
Share Your Soles recognizes the importance of maintaining the dignity and self-respect of the individuals receiving these shoes. To the recipients, these shoes symbolize more than just a piece of footwear; they serve as a mode of transportation (as cars and bikes are not readily available) as well as a form of health insurance (because they prevent bare feet from exposure to diseases). Share Your Soles accepts all shoes but is especially in need of children’s shoes, including cleats and other sport-specific shoes.