Baldwin Bone & Joint, Baldwin County Public Schools & City Hope Church Partner for the 18th Annual Many More Miles Campaign
Baldwin County Families In-Need and Area Homeless Population to Benefit from Special Campaign Giving Life to Old ShoesDaphne, AL (January 27, 2022) – Local school-age kids, runners and exercise enthusiasts may have put a lot of miles on old running shoes and shoes for all purposes, but when they are donated to the “Many More Miles” campaign, those shoes will come to life again as they land on the feet of someone who really needs them. For the 18th year, Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C. will once again host this important community project. For the first time, the local orthopaedic practice will actively partner with Baldwin County Public Schools, City Hope Church and organizers of the 2022 Spring. Since its inception, response to the campaign has grown from 200 pairs donated in 2004 to a record-breaking 2,728 pairs contributed most recently. Shoe donations for 2022 will be accepted starting in early February with final shoe drop-offs received at the 2022 Spring Fever Chase on Saturday, March 19th in Fairhope, AL.
Baldwin County students will once again be rewarded for collecting the highest number of shoes with money for their schools’ new P.E. equipment. Baldwin Bone & Joint will award cash prizes to the top three Baldwin County Public Schools that donate the most shoes. Note of interest: over the years, shoes donated by local schools provides the largest collective donation to this important campaign.
“It’s amazing what something as simple as a pair of shoes can do for someone. Things that many of us take for granted can mean the world to someone else. For a child, it may mean they can walk the halls of their school with pride. For adults, it may be a means to help them provide for their families. Shoes are instrumental for everyday life, and we could not think of a better cause to be involved in. Congrats to the “Many More Miles” campaign for the years of success it’s had. We look forward to seeing what the campaign will contribute again this year, states Eddie Tyler, Superintendent, Baldwin County Public Schools. (Photo: Eddie Tyler, Superintendent, Baldwin County Public Schools)
Baldwin Bone & Joint will partner with City Hope Church to distribute shoes to Baldwin County families in need and area homeless populations. A special distribution event is planned for Saturday, March 26 at City Hope Church-Malbis located at 22964 Saint Basil Street, Daphne, Al from 9 – 12 noon. Additionally, City Hope Church Homeless Outreach team will provide shoes for area homeless populations.
Those interested in participating are encouraged to clean up those gently used athletic shoes and tie them together in pairs before dropping them off at any of the following locations:
- Baldwin Bone and Joint (1505 Daphne Avenue, Daphne)
- PE Coaches with Participating Schools in Baldwin Counties
- Office of Dr. Glenn Glass (1303 Main Street, Daphne)
- The University of South Alabama Student Recreation Center
- McCoy’s Outdoors
- Final Drop-off Opportunity: 2022 Spring Fever Chase
For more information, call 251.656.3843 or visit baldwinboneandjoint.com.