‘Share-A-Pair’ drive to collect shoes throughout March

Stan’s Fit For Your Feet will launch its eighth annual “Share-A-Pair” Shoe Drive on Saturday, March 1, to collect new and gently used shoes for homeless populations both in southeastern Wisconsin and across the world.


With the drive, Stan’s Fit For Your Feet and New Balance stores owned by Stan’s will host collection bins at five area retail stores:

*Stan’s Brookfield store located at The Plaza at 17155 W. Bluemound Rd.
*Stan’s Glendale store located at 505 W. Silver Spring Dr.
*Stan’s Greenfield store located in the Layton Plaza at 7405 W. Layton Ave.
*New Balance’s Brookfield store located at 17155 W. Bluemound Rd., Ste. A
*New Balance’s Greenfield store located at 7411 W. Layton Ave.

Donors can drop shoes off Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Because of this year’s unusually rough winter, we are particularly interested in collecting sturdy boots and shoes that can help protect the feet of Milwaukee’s homeless and needy,” said Jim Sajdak, owner of Stan’s Fit For Your Feet, which was named 2013 Retailer of the Year by the National Shoe Retailers Association. “However, we will graciously accept new and gently used footwear for all seasons and in all styles and sizes as part of our shoe drive.”

The drive will run through Monday, March 31. Shoes will be distributed to homeless residents at Milwaukee’s Repairers of the Breach homeless day shelter and Father Gene’s Help Center in West Allis. Stan’s will also donate shoes to Soles4Souls, a global nonprofit that gives shoes to individuals in need.

All shoe donors will receive a $10 Stan’s Fit For Your Feet gift card to use toward footwear purchases at any Stan’s Fit For Your Feet or New Balance Milwaukee stores in March.

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