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Friday, January 22, 2010


Go to the following link to read about this worthwhile campaign to help the people of Haiti.
Utah athletes to collect shoes for Haiti victims.... Associated Press - January 22, 2010 8:05 AM ET SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Athletes at the University of Utah are collecting gently used shoes for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Shoes are needed in Haiti. Athletes at the U of U are collecting gently worn shoes to give to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. This is late notice, but the shoe drive will be held today when the Utes host Georgia in gymnastics and at the men's basketball game against Air Force on Saturday. The donation bin will be at every Huntsman Center Entrance. Please forward on to all your friends and let's do something to help. Shoes of all sizes are needed! Read below for more information:

This shoe drive is something that everyone can do to help the earthquake victims in Haiti. If you or anyone you know are going to either the basketball game on Saturday (U of U vs.. Air Force) or the gymnastics event (Utes vs.. Georgia), you can take your gently worn shoes of all kinds and deposit them in the bins outside the Huntsman Center. Maybe even take this one step further, and call some friends for donations to be brought to your house, and then you take all the donations with you to these events. It is worth the trip, and will make you feel that you have done something to help out this great cause! Pass this on to your friends and let's get the word out in a hurry.... the drive is today and tomorrow (Friday, and Saturday)

ALSO: Sports Chalet stores nationwide is also collecting shoes in the "Soles4Souls" campaign. All Sports Chalet store locations will have a collection bin for gently used shoes to be sent directly to Haiti. The link for this is They will be collecting shoes until the January 30th, 2010. To find locations, go to

There is a woman in Lehi, Utah named Jeannie, who will be collecting shoes in this area to be donated to this Soles4Souls campaign. She will be collecting shoes at the "Curves" location in Lehi, Utah until the morning of January 30th, 2010. She will then take all the donations up to the Salt Lake location of Sports Chalet to be added to those they have collected. ( Sports Chalet is located in Jordan Landing - 7682 S. Campus View Dr. West Jordan Utah and phone # is 801-282-0619) The Lehi Curves address is 785 East 200 South #12 and it is right next door to where the A Fresh Market (or old Albertsons foods).

Everyone has at least one pair of shoes they have either grown out of, or don't fit right, or you don't wear for one reason or another that you have had in your closet waiting for the right time to bring them out again, but that time has never happened. Maybe the right time is now, and certainly your shoes donation will be gratefully accepted! I have a favorite poem that says.... If you want to be happy, give something away. Also one of the greatest ways to cure depression or take away the blues is to give service. There are side benefits for sharing what you have with others.

Pass this on to others you know who you think might like to share in these compassionate service projects! When a disaster hits, many people sit around and feel sad about what has happened and though they would like to do something, they don't know what to do to help. This is a way that you can help and I urge you to participate in this worthwhile cause!

Katie G.

1 comment:

Connie said...

What a great idea! I'll contact her. Thanks for such wonderful visiting teaching ideas. I'm serving as RS president and will be using these fabulous ideas!

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