The Athens Area Humane Society is partnering with ShoeBox Recycling to give your old paws (a.k.a. shoes) a new life! When you do your back to school shopping this year, donate your old shoes to AAHS and we’ll recycle them to raise money to help the dogs, cats and small animals awaiting adoption. To make this recycling drive a big hit, you can tell all of your friends and classmates what you’re doing and get them to join you! You can also print flyers from our website to give to your teachers, friends and classmates to help spread the word. Let’s see who can collect the most shoes by September 30, 2012.
If you’re not doing back to school shopping this year, you can still help by cleaning out your closet and donating those shoes that have been sitting there collecting dust! Get your whole family involved, and let your coworkers know about the drive, too. Your neighborhood, organization or office can join in to see if you can gather as many shoes as the back to school groups!
- Athletic Shoes
- Dress Shoes
- Work Boots
Shoes NOT Accepted:
- Ski Boots or Heavy Winter Boots
- Roller Skates/Blades
- Fuzzy Slippers
- Unusable Shoes
- Shoes with Holes in the Soles
To donate your used shoes, just bring them to either of the Athens Area Humane Society locations by September 30, 2012. The Adoption Center is located in the back of Pet Supplies Plus (191 Alps Rd., Athens, GA 30606) and the Spay & Neuter Center and Shelter is located in Watkinsville off of the loop (1781 Mars Hill Rd., Watkinsville, GA 30677). We will also have bins for you to bring your donations to our Fall Adoption Event on September 8 at Sam’s Club and at our Rally to Save Volunteer Party on September 26 (location TBD). Please visit www.AthensHumaneSociety.org for our locations’ hours and for more information about how you can help AAHS.