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 nearly $15,000 through this initiative, which in turn, supports our programs.
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, 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.
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:
Crunch Fitness Mon-Thurs 5am – 11pm; Fri 5am – 10pm; Sat 7am-8pm; Sun 8am-8pm
Denbigh Community Center Mon–Thurs 6 am-9pm; Fri 6am – 8pm; Sat 9am – 6pm
North Carolina Furniture Hours: Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm; Sun 1pm – 6pm