March 10, 2022

Havasu Youth Advisory Council (HYAC) answers call for service and partners with the Clothes Closet to collect gently used, barely worn, and new tennis shoes from the community for those in need. Specifically needed are tennis shoes, men’s size 9 through 12 and for women’s size 6 through 10. Special request for all non-skid black tennis shoes for those working or re-entering the workforce.

Their project called “Back on Your Feet-Tennis Shoe Drive” aims to collect 500 pairs of shoes up until their collection drive-thru event on April 23 from 9:00am to Noon. The event is held at the City Hall parking lot located at 2330 McCulloch Boulevard N, and features a convenient drive-thru for the public to drop off tennis shoes without having to exit their vehicles. Between the dates March 14 and April 14 leading up to the drive-thru event, collection bins are strategically placed throughout the community for ease of donation. Bin locations include City Hall Lobby, local fitness gyms including Titan Gym & Fitness Center, Havasu Cross-fit, Feeling Good Fitness, Eight Lotus Yoga and Wellness, and Llama Yama Yoga, and other local businesses such as Shred Factory, Print it Havasu, and Kimberly Michael Salon. Businesses wishing to be included as a collection site are asked to call the mayor’s office at (928) 453-4152 to register no later than March 31. 

Monetary donations made out to the Clothes Closet are also appreciated and is collected at Print it Havasu at 2018 McCulloch Boulevard N, Ste. A, dropped off at National Bank of Arizona under “Clothes Closet Account,” or dropped off at City Hall on April 23 during the drive-thru collection event.

HYAC has been conducting service projects over the past 10 years to help raise funds in this community that includes benefiting teacher retention, promoting suicide awareness, improving our local lands, and stocking our local food bank. They are excited for this new project in helping the Clothes Closet fill their shoe shelves for all those in need.

By donating gently worn, and new tennis shoes to the Clothes Closet, the shoes will be given a second chance to make a difference in someone’s life.

For more information, please contact the Mayor’s office.

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