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.
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CANTON, Ga. - May 12, 2015 - PRLog -- Atlanta, Georgia, May 12, 2015: Collins Dixon Bend Your Knees Foundation is conducting a shoe collection drive during May, June and July to raise funds for the Bend Your Knees Foundation to help families who have a child battling a brain tumor.   The Bend Your Knees Foundation will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods.  Those dollars will benefit the Bend Your Knees Foundation raising the funds needed to support families that have a child battling a brain tumor. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes during the months of May, June and July. Primary collection contact person is Bob Dixon. Shoes will be collected at Infosys McCamish Systems at 6425 Powers Ferry Road until July 10th and at the 4th Annual Collins Dixon Bend Your Knees 5K on July 11th from 7am – 1pm at First Baptist Church, Canton GA.

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, or contact Bob Dixon @ 678-922-1560

Local organizations interested in learning more about conducting a shoe drive of their own can visit

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