< Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Walk a Mile In Their Shoes

What is the shoe program?

As an ongoing mission and fundraiser, THRIVE Peninsula collects shoes of all types and all conditions. The shoes help make a 3-step difference

1)Support the development of micro-enterprises in third world nations (primarily Haiti)

2)Keep shoes out of our local landfills

3)Earn funds to support local families in distress. Since 2014, the organization has raised $17,000 through this initiative, which in turn, supports our programs.

Donation Drop-off

Shoes and other donations can be delivered to THRIVE during our normal business hours: Monday – Thursday from 10am – 5pm. Please call ahead for large donation drop offs (over 200 shoes)

For your convenience, shoe and boot donations (less than 50 pair) can also be dropped off at our community partner locations:

Denbigh Community Center Mon–Thurs 6 am-9pm; Fri 6am – 8pm; Sat 9am – 6pm
North Carolina Furniture Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm; Sun 1pm – 6pm
One Life Fitness Hours (815 City Center Blvd) Mon – Thurs 5am – 11pm; Fri 5am – 10pm; Sat-Sun 7am – 8pm
Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center (Peninsula) Mon – Fri 5am – 10pm; 7am – 8pm

Host a shoe/boot drive

To support THRIVE and this mission, we invite you to host a shoe drive at your church, gym, community center, or workplace. To get started, href=”http://thrivepeninsula.org/#contact-us”>contact us for a Red Bin or find any large box or container and place it in a high traffic area. Use the marketing materials below to advertise your drive on social media, in community bulletin boards, church or community newsletters, and through email.

Marketing Materials – (How to Download) Click the links below and a new page will open on your browser. Right click on the image on the new page and click “Save As”. Choose a place on your computer to store the file.

Contact Us


General Inquiries: contact@thrivepeninsula.org

Phone: (757) 877-6211
Fax: (757) 847-9377

Thrive Peninsula

13195 Warwick Boulevard, Unit 2C
Newport News, VA 23602-8320

Outreach Center
Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Service is by call-ahead appointment.




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