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Campaign to Collect Shoes for Charlottesville's Homeless

Posted: Updated: Jan 3, 2013 04:17 PM EST

A campaign is underway to collect shoes for the homeless. Two area podiatrists have teamed up to collect "used but usable" shoes to distribute to those who need them.  

The "Let Someone Fill Your Shoes" campaign is in its 22nd year. The program has collected more than 90,000 pairs of shoes in that time.  

Organizers say 50 percent of the homeless in Charlottesville have foot problems.

"Yeah, people might look back in the back of their closet and be prone to panic with piles of shoes there that they're not wearing or using anymore.  But don't, it's for a good cause," said Dr. Bryan Snyder, a podiatrist.

The campaign runs through January. Shoes can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • University of Virginia Departments of Radiology and General Medicine
  • Dominion Power
  • Farmington Country Club
  • EMBARQ/Century Link
  • Martha Jefferson Hospital
  • Ragged Mountain Running Shop
  • Sperry Marine
  • Charlottesville Ballet
  • Richey Shoes
  • Virginia Discovery Museum

 

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