Making Kicks Count: Arizona non-profits gives sneakers to the homeless

A Phoenix Arizona non-profit , Cloud Covered Streets ,gave out 210 pairs of brand new sneakers to those in need this week. Since August the organisation has taken a mobile laundry shower and laundry built by their executive director Robert Thornton around the area three times per week. In addition getting a shower, people can also get new clothes, haircuts and some essential supplies. “We have blacks, whites, Hispanic, Native Americans, gay, straight, transgender– everybody. And they’re just sitting around all having a good time feeling normal and getting treated…

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Making A Difference: Ohio organisation giving sneakers to children of frontline workers

Every year, Tammie Scott and her Bigger Than Sneakers organisation holds the Cincinnati Sneakerball. The event supports children in the area, Scott wanted to help the families of frontline workers, as they have been affected by the pandemic. The executive director of the organisation, Natalie Morean said this year they wanted to get a brand new pair of sneakers to the children of frontline workers. “We want to be the organization that’s on the front line, you know, servicing our community, because it’s an organization we understand. If you empower…

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Bill Belichick Foundation auctioning off sideline-worn sneakers

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is auctioning off the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 he wore during the team’s 45-0 beatdown of Los Angeles Rams last week. Worn as part of the league’s “My Cleats, My Cause” initiative,proceeds from the auction will go to the Bill Belichick Foundation , which provides coaching, mentorship and financial support to football and lacrosse organisations across the country. Coach Hoodie will also sport the kicks two more times – during the patriot’s Thursday evening tilt against LA’s other team, the Chargers and…

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Making a Difference: Michael Jordan makes $2 million donation to Feeding America

From. NBA.com: Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan has never been one to shy away from philanthropy and is donating some of his money once again as Thanksgiving nears in the United States. Feeding America announced on Wednesday that Jordan had donated $2 million to help those facing hunger. The proceeds of the donation have come from the highly successful ESPN documentary about Jordan’s Chicago Bulls team in the 1997-98 season, “The Last Dance”. In a tweet released by Feeding America, Jordan said: “In these challenging times and in a year…

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Making a Difference: JJ and Kealia Watt donating sneakers to women’s shelter for each pair purchased from ‘His & Hers’ collection

JJ Watt’s recently released latest Reebok signature sneaker, the JJ IV, induces a “His & Hers” collection of couples training shoes. Watt shared the news of the women’s-specific JJ IV on his twitter; he also announced that for every pair sold the Watts will donate a pair to the Mission of Yahweh Women’s Shelter. The “IV Him and Her” pack is available at reebok.com where they both carry a $99.99 USD sticker price.

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Making A Difference: Brandon Ingram and Goodr distribute food to New Orleans communities

Brandon Ingram and Goodr, a non-profit that profit that specializes in leveraging technology to reduce food waste and end hunger have joined forces to help New Orleans communities in need. Donations made by Ingram allowed Goodr to set up two pop-up locations in two different locations on two different days- Joe Brown Park (May 23) and A.L. Davis Park (May 24). The New Orleans community has been so welcoming to me and my family, and I know many people are having a hard time putting food on the table right…

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Nike donates 30,000 pairs of shoes to hospitals

Having previously assisted with the effort against COVID-19 by repurposing footwear resources to produce PPE, Nike ,in partnership with non-profit Good360, donated 30,000 pair of the Zoom Pulse to hospitals and health care systems in Chicago, Los Angeles, Memphis, and New York City. The Brand leveraged Ja Morant and other members from its roster of athletes to make the announcement. An additional 2,500 pairs will be donated to hospitals across Europe, including Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, Paris and in Belgium. The Zoom Pulse was the sneaker Nike released back in December…

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Making a Difference: OOFOS donates 3,000 pair of shoes to hospitals

Another footwear company has stepped in with their resources to aid in the effort against COVID-19. Boston, Massachusetts-based OOFOS has donated over 3,000 pairs of sneakers to not only hospitals across their home state but across the nation. The most recent donation came last Friday at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts where critical care and intermediate care staff were surprised with new sneakers. “One of the nurses had been walking almost on her heels because her arches were too steep, so she immediately took off the shoes she had…

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Michael Jordan to donate his share of documentary proceeds to charity

As much as Michael Jordan is revered as the nearly universally recognized greatest player in NBA history, he is also maligned for his stances, or more accurately, his lack thereof on social issues ( even more so in this “woke” era). While MJ has not played an NBA game since 2003, his name is never too far from the spotlight and the recently released first two of a ten part epic on the 1998 Chicago Bulls , The Last Dance, once more has his name as the talk of nearly…

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Making A Difference: Adidas donates 130 pairs of shoes to healthcare pros at NY hospital

To help them be at their best in their fight against COVID-19, Adidas donated 130 pairs of sneakers to the healthcare professionals at Mount Sinai Queens hospital. “Of course, the ED Staff were super excited to get them,” Mount Sinai spokesperson Kathy Rubenstein said, using an acronym for the emergency department. “They spend most of their shift on their feet and wear sneakers every day. A new pair is a both a great pick me up and super practical.” The donation was helped made a reality by Loic Villepontoux who…

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