MORE is the largest non-profit recycler of used running and fitness shoes in the United States. During the month of January, we will have collection boxes set up around the club for any staff or members who would like to donate and recycle their lightly used fitness shoes.
MORE sells the used athletic shoes to vendors in developing countries. Each pair of used shoes generates enough revenue to produce over one million tree seeds from the trees planted by school children in Accra, the capital of Ghana, West Africa. Each tree has a ten year value of $300. One tree can produce from one hundred thousand seeds to over five million seeds every year. Currently, MORE is distributing one million small trees to one million students across the thousands of schools in Accra, Ghana. Over the next few years, these trees will generate enough seeds to reforest all of Ghana. Healing the planet takes soles. Help this incredible cause by donating in January.
For more information, visit morefoundationgroup.org.