A local non-profit in Pennsylvania called Sneakers for Soldiers has seen a HUGE uptick in sneaker donations during the pandemic.
It was all started a few years ago by a military mom who’s son is serving overseas. He would ask her to send him new running sneakers when he needed a pair. Then she realized that other troops needed them too so they started taking donations and created the charity. Once the pandemic hit they saw a huge surge in donations and have been able to send thousands of sneakers to troops in combat zones.
You can read the whole heartwarming story and see photos here.
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