During the pandemic I have been using the park in my neighborhood to exercise in place of the gym. While walking everyday I witnessed many homeless people on the benches. It was sad to see them with shoes that had tape holding them together. My heart became heavy. Every walk I went on I seen this on someone different. I kept saying I was going to do something and never did. It wasn’t until recently when I seen a homeless person walking with only one shoe on. Right then I decided it was my moral responsibility to do something. I knew I had an old pair of shoes that I’d be willing to donate to someone in need. Then I starting thinking I’m sure there are a lot of people who could donate one pair of gently used sneakers. There is currently 6.2 million people in the DMV area and 9,763 of them are homeless. It would take less than a tenth of one percent of the regional population to provide all of the homeless with a pair of gently used sneakers. I have no doubt that if we came together to make this shoe drive successful all of the 9,763 individuals will be laced with a good pair of shoes. Your help will make a major impact in someone else’s life. Please step forward and join us as we come together to show sole support.