Donations to Benefit Local Homeless Outreach Ministries
Daphne, AL (April 7, 2016) – Hundreds of people in Baldwin and Mobile Counties recently donated gently used shoes to Baldwin Bone & Joint’s Many More Miles Campaign, resulting in 1,899 pairs of shoes finding new life.
Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C., Mobile and Baldwin County YMCA branches, the Port City Pacers, McCoy Outdoor Co., Dr. Glenn Glass, and the USA Student Recreation Center partnered to collect shoes for the homeless outreach programs of Wings of Life and Discovery Ministries. The campaign, now in its 13th year, got off to a running start in January and concluded at the Azalea Trail Run held on March 19th.
Students in Mobile and Baldwin Counties were also given the opportunity to collect shoes and earn money for their schools’ PE programs. Dixon Elementary won first place, collecting 804 pairs of shoes and received a $300 prize. Fairhope Intermediate took second place, and Spanish Fort Elementary received third prize.
Used running shoes may be donated year-round at McCoy Outdoor Co. on Springhill Avenue in Mobile.
PhotoCaption: Chuck Carlisle, Practice Administrator for Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C. presents Glenda Warren, Principal of Dixon Elementary School and Faye Hussong, P.E. Coach with a $300 check to benefit the school’s PE program. Students at the school collected 804 pairs of shoes to win first place in Baldwin Bone & Joint’s thirteenth Many More Miles campaign. Hundreds of people in Baldwin and Mobile Counties donated gently used shoes to the annual campaign resulting in 1,899 pairs finding new life. The shoes will benefit the homeless ministries of Wings of Life and Discovery Ministries.