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Collins Dixon Bend Your Knees Foundation Launches Shoe Drive
Drive to raise awareness and funds for families whose child is battling a brain tumor. Shoe donations will also support micro-enterprises in developing nations and reduce what goes into landfills
By: Bend Your Knees, Inc.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs 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.
“We are very excited about our shoe drive," said Bob Dixon, Collins’ Dad and Bend Your Knees President. "We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like to donate to us and help those less fortunate become self-sufficient. Plus the proceeds we earn from the shoe drive provide much needed funds for us to be able to help families with a child battling a brain tumor. It’s a win-win for everyone,” added Robin Dixon, Collins’ Mom.
For more information on Collins Dixon Foundation, Bend Your Knees, Inc. visit our website, BendYourKnees.org or contact Bob Dixon @ 678-922-1560
Local organizations interested in learning more about conducting a shoe drive of their own can visit Funds2orgs.com.