It should go without saying that we at Running Warehouse love running. Runners with the goal of providing as many people as possible the tools to get out and run founded the company. With that same ethos in mind, we have started the QUICKSTART shoe donation program to provide gently used shoes to schools and organizations that encourage youth running.
Where do the shoes come from?
When their first home doesn’t work out, Running Warehouse willfully accepts the returned shoes back in our warehouse and collects them for donation. Every shoe is inspected upon return and the shoes selected for donation show slight wear and tear. We believe every shoe selected is still deserving of many more miles in the future.
How can you be involved?
Running Warehouse needs more schools and organizations to be involved! We believe there is great need for programs like this and we are blessed to be able to give back to the running community. Whether the shoes are going to the next generation track stars or simply kids who wouldn’t otherwise exercise, we want these shoes on their feet. So tell your friends, relatives, colleagues, neighbors, strangers, teachers and coaches about our program. We truly understand the value of a pair of shoes and we want to share the love.
As of right now we are only looking for schools and youth programs to donate to and are not accepting additional donated shoes.
What are the eligibility requirements?
Recipients must be a state or nationally recognized educational institution or registered 501(c) non profit organization which:
- Has an official program which encourages running in the Middle to High School age group
- Is seeking between 5-25 pairs of shoes per year
- Is based in the United States
Please visit our website to fill out an application if you are interested in joining the QUICKSTART program