Baldwin Bone & Joint Partners with Local Schools for a Successful 17th Annual Many More Miles Campaign
Local Students Greatest Contributors for Homeless Outreach Ministries
Daphne, AL (September 8, 2020) – Hundreds of Mobile and Baldwin County residents – primarily students and teachers – recently donated gently used shoes to Baldwin Bone & Joint’s 17th Annual Many More Miles Campaign, resulting in 1,586 pairs of shoes finding new life.
Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C., the Port City Pacers, Dr. Glenn Glass, the University of South Alabama Student Recreation Center, and Mobile and Baldwin County schools partnered to collect shoes for the homeless outreach programs of Wings of Life and Family Promise of Baldwin County. The campaign, now in its 17th year, got off to a running start in January and concluded on March 24th.
Mobile and Baldwin County students were challenged to collect shoes for homeless families in the area while earning money for their schools’ P.E. programs. Baldwin Bone & Joint awards cash prizes to the top three participating schools who donate the most shoes. Fairhope East Elementary (formerly Fairhope Intermediate) won first place, collecting 1,006 pairs of shoes and received a $500 cash prize. Mary B. Austin Elementary took second place ($300), and Spanish Fort Elementary received third prize ($200).
Over the years, shoes donated by the local schools have provided the largest collective donation to this important campaign. Other schools participating in this year’s campaign included: Spanish Fort Elementary (BC), Mary B. Austin Elementary (MC), & Dixon Elementary (MC)