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Sheriff’s office partners with GotSneakers, MADD Loudoun to collect sneakers

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has partnered with GotSneakers to help raise funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of Loudoun.

The request is simple: Clean out your closets of all unwanted adult and children’s paired sneakers and other footwear and bring them tied together before March 31, 2018 to one of the LCSO stations, located at the following addresses:

-Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Headquarters
803 Sycolin Road in Leesburg, VA 20177

-Dulles South Public Safety Center
25216 Loudoun County Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20152

-Eastern Loudoun Station
46620 East Frederick Dr., Sterling, VA 20164

-University (Ashburn) Station
45299 Research Pl. #100, Ashburn, VA 20147

-Western Loudoun Station
47 W. Loudoun St, Round Hill, VA 20141

MADD Loudoun was founded in 1990 and is run by volunteers that will use the funds raised to help fight against drunk driving and drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. Throughout each year MADD Loudoun hosts parent workshops, participates in Sobriety Checkpoints and attends DUI/DUID court cases trials to end drunk driving, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

GotSneakers is a sneaker recycling organization and social fundraising platform that will compensate MADD Loudoun for every pair of useable sneakers collected, regardless of the condition.

The LCSO will accept all styles and conditions of footwear. After the sneakers are collected, GotSneakers will process and distribute these sneakers around the world specifically within impoverished nations using micro-enterprise partners helping those in need. The sneakers that are damaged are processed and ground into surfaces for playgrounds, gym floors, tracks, outdoor courts, and synthetic turfs.

Last year, the community joined with businesses, gym members, thrift shops, scouts, customers, and families in collecting over 2,000 pairs of sneakers.


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