Orlando Magic ‘Steps’ in to Help With Shoe Drive for Central Florida’s Homeless
ORLANDO, FL– In an effort to reach their goal, the Orlando Magic has stepped in to help the Orlando Union Rescue Mission (OURM) by donating sneakers worn by players that will be given to those less fortunate. OURM is seeking to collect 1,000 pairs of new or very gently used sneakers to hand out to homeless individuals and those in the surrounding community for their upcoming Health Fair. OURM, in collaboration with the National Osteopathic Medical Association (NOMA) will be hosting the free community-wide event on Friday, October 16 from 3-7pm at the Mission’s Family Life Center gymnasium.
The Mission has extended its deadline for the shoe drive to October 12th in hopes of meeting their goal. Community Relations Coordinator, Tanneka Guice says the Mission is appreciative of the donations received thus far, but the need is still great. “We’re very grateful to the Orlando Magic and surrounding churches, businesses and organizations, that have stepped in to donate sneakers, but we are still asking the public to pitch in and help provide shoes for those in need.” Anyone interested in donating shoes can follow the progress online (www.ourm.org/healingheels), via social media #SolesRestoreSouls, or drop them off at OURM’s Administration office (1521 W. Washington St. Orlando, FL 32805), or call 407-422-4855 for more information.
What: #SolesRestoreSouls Shoe Drive
Deadline: Monday, October 12, 2015
Contact: Tanneka Guice 407-422-4855 ext: 1119
Notes: Interview opportunities available with OURM president, community relations coordinator, Orlando Magic representative
Founded in 1948, the Orlando Union Rescue Mission is a 501(c) (3), faith-based organization providing food, shelter, clothing, and rehabilitative programs to destitute and homeless men, women, and children. OURM does not receive any local, state or government funding, and is entirely supported by the generous contributions from the surrounding Central Florida community. www.ourm.org
For additional information pertaining to this release, please contact Tanneka Guice at (407) 422-4855 ext: 1119 or firstname.lastname@example.org