I hope all of you haven’t been tossing those gently used shoes and are saving them for our 3rd Annual footwear drive! This year not only will we be donating GENTLY used shoes and NEW socks & flip flops to the New River Family Shelter, we will be donating Troutville’s collectiong to the RAM House located off Campbell Ave in Roanoke, VA.
I informed them of our annual footwear drive and can’t wait to start collecting and donating what we can to help the community. Last year we were able to collect footwear for children and adults which makes our practice so proud of the kind patients and community that surround us!I recently spoke with two representatives from the RAM house (Hi Martha & Debbie!) at the Green Ridge Wellness Fair in Roanoke and they were so pleasant and supportive of the program they were representing. While at the fair they were holding a food drive, the ladies stated this time of year they get extremely busy what with the holidays and cold weather.
So when you’re unwrapping those sweet new kicks in just a couple (short!) weeks, please set a side your (older) shoes for our drive starting in a few months. If you want to get them out of the house sooner, feel free to drop them by either office and we’ll get our collection started early!
Thank you for your support this year and make sure to think of those in need as the holidays get closer and the cold gets tougher to bear.