For the month of March all RTR Pilates Studios in the DMV area are collecting lightly used athletic shoes in support of the MORE Foundation Group’s efforts to fight poverty, hunger, and global warming.
How It Works:
The MORE Foundation Group has partnerships with over 1500 running stores, gyms, local businesses, etc. and RTR Pilates is excited to join.
The MORE Foundation Group has a different and effective approach to shoe recycling. The vast majority of people in the developing world cannot afford the cost of new shoes . . . Reusing these shoes promotes global efforts to re-purpose and recycle.
Instead of decomposing in landfills, the donated shoes are sold to participating vendors in Africa, who in turn create jobs, promote free enterprise and help improve the quality of life for many. The Foundation is 100% funded through recycling and uses the proceeds from the sale of these shoes to help regenerate forests and farmlands in West Africa and Central America by providing essential equipment, tools and reforestation training to poor farming families and rural villages.
How You Can Help:
From March 1st – March 31st all RTR Pilates studio locations in the DMV area will be collecting gently worn athletic shoes/sneakers. For each pair you donate you are eligible to receive 50 Perkville points, simply email email@example.com with your full name, number of shoes and which studio you donated to and we will add 50 Perkville Points to your Account. You can also call the office directly at 301 983 3745.