This summer we learned about an amazing initiative started by a volunteer in Kyiv to collect new and used gym/running shoes and send them to the Ukrainian defenders. It would help to get some rest for feet after hours spent in army boots.
Our first thought was to start collecting used shoes from friends and friends of friends. With help of our friends, we were able to collect some shoes and thermal clothes but eventually, we understood that with this kind of approach we are not going to collect reach our goal. To our luck, one of the members of the Ukrainian Running Club in NYC works in the “Supper Runners Shop” and he helped us to get shoes that were returned by customers and that were ready to be donated.
Long story short we collected more than a hundred pairs of shoes that were successfully delivered to the Ukrainian defenders.
Huge thanks to everyone who took a part in this initiative. Thank you for the support!
Stand with Ukraine!