Brendan Semeraro, a student at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School, has organized a fundraiser for the Max Cure Foundation, which is working to find cures for pediatric cancers and fund the development of less toxic cancer treatments for children. But instead of asking you to give money, Semeraro is asking for your sneakers.
As part of Max Cure’s “Dunk Your Kicks” program, Semeraro is asking people to leave gently used sneakers and running shoes in a bin at the middle school. “Dunk Your Kicks” collects them and sells them in developing countries to raise money.
According to Max Cure’s Web site, you can donate pairs of any kind of sneaker or tennis shoe including running, training, basketball, high tops, canvas sneakers or any athletic shoe except shoes with cleats. Please do not donate sneakers with holes or tears and make the rubber soles are intact. The biggest demand is for adult shoe sizes (5-11), but all sizes are accepted. Leave the sneakers laced up and tie the pair’s laces together or put rubber bands around the shoes.
Semeraro started the collection last Friday, September 12 and the bin will be by the bike rack until Friday, September 26.