Donation to Gippsland - Jul-2006
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We were contacted by the Glendonald Residents Group from Gippsland, Victoria (yes in Australia!) who were keen on receicing some shoes for under-privileged residents :
Running shoes would be greatly appreciated, in all sizes and especially ones for the kids (many of the students will probably fit into the adult sizes). The shoes the participants are wearing in some cases (in some cases they attend the program with no shoes at all) look like little crocodile jaws as the sole has separated from the shoe upper! Unfortunately in this particular area, in many cases the children's footwear is not a high priority for parents.
We donated 46 pairs of mixed sizes. It did strike us as funny that we just got all those shipped from Melbourne to Sydney from CoolRunners in Coburg and Traralgon then I shipped them back to Victoria again.