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The Community Round Table & 251 NOW with Kelly Finley

February 27, 2023

The Community Round Table introduces you to local non-profit organizations, where you can donate your time and talents and make a difference.


Pam Denham, Founder, Many More Miles, Baldwin Bone & Joint
Genna VanVarden, Outreach Coordinator, City Hope Church

For the 19th year, Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C. will host this important community outreach project and partner with Baldwin County Public Schools – contributors of over 85% of shoes donated. For the second consecutive year, the local orthopaedic practice will partner with City Hope Church to achieve excellence in the distribution of shoes to those in need.

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Since its inception, response to the campaign has grown from 200 pairs donated in 2004 to a record-breaking 2,728 pairs contributed most recently. Shoe donations for 2023 are being accepted now, with final shoe drop-offs received at the 2023 Azalea Trail Run on Saturday, March 25, in Mobile, Ala.

Baldwin County students will once again be rewarded for collecting the highest number of shoes with money for their schools’ new P.E. equipment. Baldwin Bone & Joint will award cash prizes to P.E. programs to the top three Baldwin County Public Schools that donate the most shoes. In addition, the class that brings in the most shoes overall will receive a Chick-fil-a party and the teacher will be awarded a cash prize provided by City Hope Church.

Organizations that will benefit from the collected shoes this year include:

  • BCBE school closets
  • Fostering Together Gulf Coast
  • Local DHR donation
  • McKemie Place, Mobile
  • The Shoulder, Spanish Fort
  • Waterfront Rescue Mission, Foley
  • Teen Challenge, Bay Minette
  • Foster Families participating in Foster Care Awareness Walk – USA Intramural Fields
    – Saturday, May 6

Those interested in participating are encouraged to clean up those gently used athletic shoes and any other shoes for all ages; bag or tie them together in pairs before dropping them off at any of the following locations:

  • Baldwin Bone and Joint (1505 Daphne Avenue, Daphne)
  • Office of Dr. Glenn Glass (1303 Main Street, Daphne)
  • The University of South Alabama Student Recreation Center
  • McCoy Outdoor Company
  • White-Spunner Realty (3201 Dauphin Street, Mobile)
  • Final Drop-off Opportunity: 2023 Azalea Trail Run (March 25)

In partnership with the ongoing community shoe drive, City Hope Church will host “Deliver Hope” on Sunday, March 12, where congregants are encouraged to donate their gently worn shoes to any of the church’s campuses across the Gulf Coast.