WHO: Hillside House Santa Barbara
WHAT: October Shoe Drive
WHEN: October 1 - 31, 2015
WHERE: Hillside House, 1235 Veronica Springs Rd., SB 93105
Superior Fitness, 1331 San Andres St., SB 93101
Lazy Acres Market, 302 Meigs Rd., SB 93109
Other locations to be confirmed check our Facebook page
ABOUT: Hillside House will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected by partnering up with Funds2Orgs (F2O) that will purchase the donated shoes of all sizes. Those dollars will in turn benefit Hillside House residents by funding the daily operations of the venerable 70 year-old organization that provides vital services to an under served population of adults with developmental disabilities. Every one can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at Hillside House.
Hillside House Launches Shoe Collection Drive to Raise Funds for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Seeking all types and sizes from worn (Gently) to new (Wow)
(Santa Barbara, CA) Seeking boots, wing tips, running shoes, sandals, even high-heels for the Hillside House October Shoe Drive. By donating shoes you can help to raise funds in support of its 59 residents living with developmental disabilities. Hillside House will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected by partnering up with Funds2Orgs (F2O) that will purchase the donated shoes of all sizes throughout the month of October. Those dollars will in turn benefit Hillside House residents by funding the daily operations that provide residents the opportunity to attain the highest level of independence and integration into the community. Every one can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at: Hillside House, just off Las Positas, at 1235 Veronica Springs Road in Santa Barbara; or at Superior Fitness Training and Wellness Center, 1331 San Andras Street on Santa Barbara’s Westside; or at Lazy Acres Market at 302 Meigs Road off Cliff Drive. More locations to be confirmed and will be noted on the Hillside House Facebook page.
“We are excited about our shoe drive,” said Nicole Ramirez, Director of Development of Hillside House. She continued, “Most people have extra shoes in their closets, so we’re asking them to take a look, tell their friends and family to do the same, and donate those spares to us. It will help those in need to become self-sufficient, both here at Hillside House and abroad. It’s a win-win for everyone.” By donating shoes to the Hillside House October Shoe Drive, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives. This is just one of the creative giving ideas this 70 year old organization has come up with to maintain an awareness in the community for the services it provides to an under served population of adults with developmental disabilities. http://www.hillsidehousesb.org/g_creative_ideas.html
All donated shoes will be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. F2O helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send her son to law school. The well-known phrase, ‘think globally, act locally’ is in full action here.
Drop off your shoes between October 1 - 31 at Lazy Acres, Superior Fitness or Hillside House, 1235 Veronica Springs Road, just off Las Positas. It will be easy to find the shoe donation boxes on the property at the Main Office of the venerable organization seven days a week during normal business hours. For more information, call Angela Biancone (805) 687-0788, ext. 123 or e-mail at her e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hillside House is a residential facility for people with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy. Committed to Each Resident’s Potential Since 1945.
Thanks in advance for your kind consideration. I have this image in hi-res as well, so just ask. You can also go to Funds2Org.com for other shoe images.