Students in Drug Abuse Resistance Education classes will be looking to find new homes for unwanted soles during the fourth annual D.A.R.E. shoe drive, beginning in August.
Steve Abercrombie, the D.A.R.E. program educator, said the goal was to collect 25,000 pairs of new or used shoes. Last year’s shoe drive netted 6,000 pairs.
During the past three years, donations were collected by the nearly 2,000 Tracy area D.A.R.E. students, but this time, Abercrombie decided to call for contributions from throughout the city.
“We’re opening the collection up to the whole community, and we set a high mark,” Abercrombie said.
New or used men’s, women’s and children’s shoes can be donated. Abercrombie said that all styles — from dress shoes to sandals to athletic shoes — were needed, and even unmatched individual shoes would be accepted.
Abercrombie asked that people keep pairs of shoes together by either tying the laces or using rubber bands.
The D.A.R.E. shoe drive is partnering this year with Soles4Souls, which will distribute the donations to different organizations as needed. Women’s dress shoes might be sent to family shelters, while flip-flops might go to third-world countries and cleats to Boys & Girls Clubs sites, Abercrombie said.
The shoe drive begins Aug. 1 and ends Sept. 27. Donations can be left in barrels at the Tracy Police Department, all Tracy fire stations, City Hall, the Boyd Service Center and local schools.
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How to help
People can drop off shoes between Aug. 1 and Sept. 27 in marked barrels at any of these locations, or at local schools.
Tracy Police Department, 1000 Civic Center Drive
City Hall, 333 Civic Center Drive
Boyd Service Center, 520 N. Tracy Blvd.
Fire Station 91, 1701 W. 11th St.
Fire Station 92, 1035 E. Grant Line Road
Fire Station 93, 1440 W. Durham Ferry Road
Fire Station 94, 16501 W. Schulte Road
Fire Station 96, 1800 W. Grant Line Road
Fire Station 97, 595 W. Central Ave.
Fire Station 98, 911 Tradition St., Mountain House
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