Soles4Souls has announced a new partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods to collect gently-used athletic shoes through a national shoe donation campaign. From Oct. 10-18, customers can donate outgrown or unwanted athletic shoes in a designated Soles4Souls drop box at more than 570 Dick’s Sporting Goods locations nationwide. For every donated pair of gently used athletic shoes, customers will receive $15 off a same-day purchase of new shoes valued at $69.99 or more.
“We greatly appreciate Dick’s Sporting Goods and their loyal customers’ commitment to giving back by contributing their used footwear to this campaign,” says Buddy Teaster, CEO of Soles4Souls. “America has a great tradition of generosity and working with Dick’s Sporting Goods will show that spirit once again.” The feeling is mutual. As Lauren Hobart, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods, says, “We are looking forward to supporting the Soles4Souls shoe donation campaign, which aligns with our goal of providing greater access to sports and proper athletic equipment. Together with Soles4Souls, we hope to expand the reach of this program and continue to give back to individual in need.”