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27 boxes of shoes donated to Holland Rescue Mission


HOLLAND, MI - Since mid-summer, Gazelle Sports in Holland has donated more than 27 boxes of gently used shoes to Holland Rescue Mission - and those shoes are being put to great use!

"First, we offer them to our current residents, many who own one pair of shoes. The others we are able to sell at our thrift stores or bail for a profit which goes toward feeding and sheltering the homeless," commented Bob Koelndorfer, Warehouse Manager at Holland Rescue Mission.

The message is greater than just shoes.

"Gazelle Sports is passionate about the community and with the Holland Rescue Mission around the corner, it just makes sense to support the work they're doing," said Vicki Kavanaugh of Gazelle Sports. "Letting our customers know that they are giving their used shoes to a worthy cause gives them a reason to shop local and help the community."

Gazelle Sports has been donating gently used shoes to Holland Rescue Mission for several years. To continue their support of the Mission, they are sponsoring Rescue Run 2010, a 5k walk/run to support the homeless on October 16th at 9am. Registered runners will receive a 15% off coupon good the day of the event if they donate any pair of shoes! For more information, visit www.hollandrescue.org.

Holland Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that seeks to minister to the homeless of West Michigan. For more information, please visit www.hollandrescue.org.