WRNC has registered with “GOTSNEAKERS” to do a little fundraising at the Symposium and throughout the year! However, we’re not asking for money! We’re asking for your OLD, WORN-OUT, FUNKY SNEAKERS that you’re just about to throw in the trash. DON’T! Save them for now and bring them to our annual WRNC Symposium, January 20-22, 2023, (and if you can’t make it this year, send them with someone you know is attending)! Don’t worry, you won’t have to carry them around all weekend BECAUSE we will have a large receptacle to deposit all your SNEAKER CONTRIBUTIONS in when you arrive!! You might be thinking – ‘WHAT IN THE WORLD?,’ but DID YOU KNOW that most people throw away their used sneakers every 125 – 200 days without ever thinking about recycling? Since sneakers are manufactured with materials that are not biodegradable, they remain in landfills or are incinerated, which leads to toxic chemicals in our air and soil. Recycling and reusing sneakers in some new way keeps sneakers out of landfills. SO, what does “GOTSNEAKERS” do with them after we turn them in? The old, retired sneakers will be mulched and sanitized. The new product will then be turned into carpet padding!! Who knew! Plus, we receive a stipend from “GOTSNEAKERS” for all the shoes we turn in. PLEASE be a part of our fundraiser! Bring those “on their last leg” sneakers to the symposium and say “GOOD-BYE” to them at the sneakers bin! We know it’s hard, but LET THEM GO! They have treated you well (or they would not be worn out), so let them know they still have a future, and that they will be contributing to saving lives as well!!