In an age where retail giants are closing their doors, a local landmark is getting ready to celebrate sixty-five years serving Central Virginia by helping those in need.
Saxon Shoes kicks off its annual “Saxon Shoes for the Needy” collection to benefit The Salvation Army. The launch event, Friday, October 26, will have music, giveaways, and treats to help get people in the giving spirit.
Shoe donations will be accepted through December 24, 2018, at Saxon Shoes in Richmond at Short Pump Town Center and in Fredericksburg at The Village at Spotsylvania Towne Centre. The collected shoes will be presented to The Salvation Army Adult Rehab Center in Richmond and The Salvation Army in Fredericksburg.
“Last year’s program – having collected nearly 6,000 pairs of shoes – was fantastic and we hope to do even more this year,” says Gary Weiner, president of Saxon Shoes. “This year, with the devastating flooding occurring with our neighbors to the south, we are grateful to be able to help the Richmond Salvation Army Adult Rehab Center and Fredericksburg Salvation Army and enable them to do the work they do.”
Saxon encourages participation from both individuals and families, as well as groups from schools, churches, and other organizations.
Groups can register at saxonshoes.com and have the option to receive public recognition by Saxon, as well as promotional materials to help with their shoe collection efforts. For details, visit saxonshoes.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.