Curves Collecting Shoes for Those in Need

The Poway fitness center for women is working with Soles4Souls to distribute new or gently used shoes to people in poverty.

Sources say there are some 300 million children in the world who live their lives every day without a pair of shoes. Yet, last year alone, Americans sent 300 million pairs of shoes to landfills.

and non-profit Soles4Souls, in conjunction with Keep California Beautiful and 1-800-Got-Junk, are doing their part to save 50,000 pairs of shoes from landfills and get them to the people who need them. All day today and for the rest of this week, bring as many unwanted new or gently worn pairs of shoes as you can to Curves, 14005 Midland Rd. They need shoes for all ages. You can contact Curves by calling 858-486-5563.


Fund raising continues so Poway can have its Community Health Center. Four area nursing students have organized a day-long bowling party to benefit the future Martin and Delia Gold Health Center. Save the date: The event is scheduled for Aug. 5 at . Minette Abelgas, Brittany Ball, Candace Bussjaeger and Sandra Morin are nursing students at National University, and this is part of their course work. The Fun Bowl is where the Golds’ children used to bowl and it’s practically across the street from where the health center will be built, according to manager Ken Ritch. It all fits. Tickets will be $20, including two games and shoe rental ($14 for children). You can pre-purchase by calling the Poway Fun Bowl at 858-748-9110.


That’s what organizers are calling the recent fund raiser. Executive Director Michael Rennie reports that over $25,000 was raised in support of the main stage and Arts In Education programs, and the event showcased the center as a community hub and source for quality entertainment. Congratulations POW! Next years Taste of Our Town is already set for early in June of 2013 and sponsorships are available. Join POW at www.powayarts.org.


The San Diego County Fair is over but, one Future Farmer in Poway is still beaming. The Junior Livestock Auction was Saturday, June 30. Word is a total of 432 animals were auctioned throughout the day, raising more than $400,000 for 4H and FFA future projects and scholarships. To be eligible for auction, animals had to win a blue ribbon, making them “the best of the best.” Congratulations to Natalee Johnson of Poway, whose market goat won Reserve Grand Champion.

Veronica Salcido July 09, 2012 at 02:50 PM
The Soles 4 Souls Shoe Drive ends August 15,2012. A portion of the shoes collected will also be redistributed in California.


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