Back-to-school shoe drive
Posted: Aug 10, 2011 11:56 AM EDT
We are collecting shoes for Shoes from Heaven, which is an Upstate organization that collects brand new shoes to give to children in need before they start school. The goal is to give them shoes so that they start the school year with confidence. All of the shoes go to children in the Upstate.
Here's how it works:
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., you can go to GB Shoes at 1290 S. Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville to donate a brand new pair of shoes for school-aged children. Anyone who donates a pair of brand new shoes for school-aged children (sizes 12 – 5) will receive 20 percent off their total purchase that day at the GB Shoes location on South Pleasantburg Drive. That location of GB Shoes is the only participating location and this offer is only good on Tuesday, Aug. 16 between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. The discount must be used on that day and at that location.
You do not have to buy the pair that you donate from GB Shoes in order to get the discount. If you buy a brand new pair in advance (or perhaps have a brand new pair that your children never wore and you forgot to return to the store), you can donate that pair and still receive the 20 percent discount off your total purchase for that day.
The donated shoes absolutely must be brand new, never worn before and for school-aged children (sizes 12 – 5). The children must be able to wear them to school, so no flip flops, water shoes, etc. Closed-toed shoes, like sneakers, are preferred so they can be used in winter too.