Storage Asset Management (SAM), a York, Pa.-based self-storage management and consulting company, is holding a Shoes 2 Share Shoe Drive through Jan. 31 at 23 of its managed self-storage facilities along the East Coast. The facilities will accept shoes of any shape, size, style or condition at their customer service centers.
Donated items will be given to the Shoes 2 Share organization, which distributes footwear directly to children and their families through programs associated with orphanages, shelters, rehabilitation and feeding programs. The ministrys beneficiary list includes international and domestic programs that help individuals participate in school, church, sports, work and everyday activities.
For many adults and children around the world, shoes are not an option. They simply cannot afford them, said Tina Krueger, SAM marketing manager. Shoes, something simple we take for granted, are critical for many reasons; preventing disease and infection, providing comfort, and improving self-confidence are just a few.