As we prepare for the Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & 1/2 this week I found our inventory of Give Your Sole flip flops on the low end. Many of you know we give away our flip flops to the runners who donate the shoes they run in on race day so they won’t go away without shoes and also to eliminate any hesitation that people might have about donating their race day shoes. It has really caught on and people seem to be more willing to donate on race day if they have something to wear home. In my struggles to find a sponsor for the flip flops, I decided to reach out to a contact I made at Crocs a few months back to see if she could help us have something to give the runners for their donation.
Besides the fact my 6 year old loves his Crocs, I was always a fan of the company knowing what they did to give back. Through their Crocs Cares(sm) program the company has distributed over 2.5 million pairs of shoes to those in need in impoverished areas with their most recent donation of 80,000 pairs to Haiti. Staying true to their programs name, my contact came through in a big way and showed she cared by donating 100 pairs to Give Your Sole. The first 100 finishers at the Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will be given a free pair of Crocs when they donate the shoes right off their feet after the race on Sunday October 17th.
Knowing we have the support of such a great company, a caring company, a company who knows what it means to want to help people, Give Your Sole can now offer a great pair of shoes to our donors in exchange for their running shoes. Running shoes that will go to help those less fortunate in the Metro Denver area through our partnership with the Denver Rescue Mission.
Thank you Crocs Cares (sm)!