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I have several pairs of running shoes that I am unable to wear for
running although they are really in decent condition for walking. Do
you know where I can donate them?
running shoe rich
You can donate shoes to any thrift store, Salvation Army, Goodwill,
St. Vincent de Paul, Thrift Town, etc. I know a lot of people on
here like to find a special needy person from their neighborhood
but it is also good to give to these organizations since they
create jobs for people that need them and make it possible for
people to buy things they need at a very low price.
TranSports (one on Solano & one on College) used to take them to
recycle. Call first to make sure they still do.
Shoe/Sneaker donations are taken at the Sports Basement in Walnut
Creek. It's on Ygnacio Valley Road across from Heather Farm Park.
I hve burned through several pairs of sneakers at the gym and
want to donate them to a place that recycles them. I read about
this in a magazine but have since misplaced it. Does anyone
know where to donate/send them?
Transports shoe store at 6014 College Ave in Oakland, near Claremont, has a bin
for recyling sports shoes. The sign says that they should not be tied together,
should not be in bags, and can be any brand of running shoes (no cleats, etc).
You can donate your old sneakers to Nike's Reuse-a-Shoe program,
(they don't have to be Nikes) which turns them into that spongy
sport-court surface for playgrounds. The running shoe store
Transports on College Avenue (near Claremont) accepts shoes for
the Nike program; you can find more details and more drop-off
points on this web page:
This may be a bit far away, but the Niketown store in downtown SF
You can donate tennis shoes to Trans Sport on College Avenue in
Oakland (rockridge). They have a program (it may be nike) to
recycle old tennis shoes into new tracks. I think Piedmont High
School's track uses similiar, recycled materials.
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