Many More Miles Campaign Prove Successful for 12th Consecutive Year
Local Elementary Schools’ Response Increases to over 50% Total Shoes Donated – All To Benefit Homeless Outreach Ministries
Daphne, AL (April 16, 2015)-Hundreds of people in Baldwin and Mobile Counties recently donated gently used shoes to Baldwin Bone & Joint’s twelfth annual Many More Miles Campaign. Thanks to an overwhelming response to the 2015 program, 2,729 pairs of shoes will land on the feet of people who really need them.
Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C., Mobile and Baldwin County YMCA branches, the Port City Pacers McCoy Outdoor Co., Dr. Glenn Glass, and the University of South Alabama Student Recreation Center partnered to collect shoes for the homeless outreach programs of Wings of Life and Discovery Ministries. The campaign got off to a running start in January and concluded at the Azalea Trail Run held on March 28th.
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 1,450 pairs of shoes and received a $300 cash prize. Fairhope Intermediate took second place and a $200 cash prize, and Spanish Fort Elementary received third place and a $100 cash prize.
McCoy Outdoor Co. of Mobile collects used running shoes year-round, so anyone who missed this year’s campaign may drop them off at the store on Springhill Avenue.