Nike has a program called Reuse-A-Shoe. They collect worn out athletic shoes, grind them up and ship them off to be used in surfacing athletic courts and playgrounds in under served communities. It takes about 2500 pairs of shoes to build a tennis court or basketball court. All brands are welcome.
This service is free and freeing. Just send a card with your name, address and signature to: Mail Preference Service DMA Box 643 Carmel, NY 10512
All of the above information comes from magazines I read and emails I receive. If you have any comments or additions please email me at Gillian@gillianwells.com
Anything we can do to recycle, reuse and give back is always worth the effort.