Do you have old, worn out, outgrown sneakers or athletic shoes laying around your house? Don’t throw them out in the trash, no matter what condition they’re in! Bring them to CRC and drop them in the box by the front door or contact a Hoppin’ Hawks Jumper and we will be glad to take them for you. Our team turns them in to “got sneakers?”who recycle’s the shoes and in turn they send our team money to go towards our competition fees.
Did you know most people throw away their unwanted sneakers after 250-400 miles, or every 125-200 days, without ever thinking about recycling? Since sneakers are manufactured with materials that are not biodegradable, they remain in landfills or are incinerated which leads to toxic chemicals in our air and soil.
The EPA estimates that 200-300 million pairs of shoes are thrown into our landfills each year contaminating our environment. With your help, we can keep sneakers out of landfills, reduce toxic chemicals in our air and soil, and raise money to support our cause. Let’s make a difference together!
Are you interested in becoming a Hoppin’ Hawks Sponsor?
The funds that are earned go directly toward national competitions and workshop registration fees. This year members of the Competition Team will be traveling to Greensboro, North Carolina for Junior Olympics. Thank you for thinking of our team we appreciate your support!