By Guest Blogger on June 17, 2014 at 3:54 PM
By guest blogger Lucinda King, planning
You know those old shoes that you rarely wear anymore that have been sitting in your closet for ages? Turns out they can make a big difference in peoples’ lives. Who would have thought?
Associates in GEICO’s San Diego regional office recently put their old shoes to good use by holding a donation drive that gathered nearly 1,700 pounds of footwear in a fundraiser campaign benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).
GEICO’s “Women of the West” spearheaded the office collection, and associate contributions filled five large containers with their donations. GEICO partnered on the donation drive with Shoes with Heart, a local organization that buys gently-used footwear to refurbish for resale in low-income countries where the cost of new merchandise is out of reach. GEICO will then donate the proceeds – more than $800 – to LLS.