Event Manager Katharine climbing our mountain of shoes!

Don’t you love an update? Well, the numbers are in!  The Bridge II Sports Shoe Drive brought in over 900 pairs of shoes! We are so grateful to all the individuals and companies that ‘stepped up’ to donate and rally their friends and co-workers for the cause.

This year Bridge II Sports decided to focus our energy and efforts during the month of ‘Thanks’ on making a difference globally.  We teamed up with Funds2Org to help develop micro-enterprise in developing countries.  Through Funds2Org gently worn shoes are repurposed and sold by individuals in these countries as way to build self-sufficiency.

Although we were short of our 2,500 goal Bridge II Sports will still earn funds per pound collected that will go directly into supporting our year-round adapted sports programs.

We’ll keep you posted in the coming months on where your shoes ended up and the impact they are making!

A special thanks to MetLife, CrossFit Brier Creek, AmeriHealth Caritas, Budget Blinds Durham and the Marine Corp League Auxiliary for hosting shoe drives and all the volunteers that took on the ‘stinky job’ of banding and bagging shoes.