Give Tahoe sole with final shoe collection push
March 25, 2014
North Tahoe High, Truckee High and Sierra High are participating in a 15-day "kindness challenge," and they need your shoes.
Help students hit a goal to collect 3,500 shoes between the three schools by this Friday.
So far they have collected approximately 800 shoes. Drop off your used shoes (any kind, any size) at any of the three high school sites and tell your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors.
Each schools' campaign launched with a school-wide assembly with Brian Williams, nationally acclaimed youth motivational speaker and founder of the nonprofit organization, Think Kindness.
"Our goal is to bring all the youth within the Lake Tahoe basin together for one massive kindness initiative, so large in scale, that it truly impacts the lives of individuals not only within the community, but around the globe," said Williams.
Williams founded Think Kindness in 2009 with the core mission of inspiring measurable acts of kindness in schools and communities around the world. The Tahoe's Got Sole campaign is unique in that nearly every middle and high school in the basin is part of the challenge.
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"The rivalries between schools runs deep, this campaign will be unique in nature and will ban each student body together in an initiative to inspire and cultivate a kindness movement within each school and our community as a whole," said Kim Bradley, North Tahoe and Truckee High counselor.
Each year the 15 Days of Kindness campaign has one unique call-to-action. This year's is a shoe drive.
"A massive pile of shoes is an inspirational visual that proves that one simple act of kindness, when done in solidarity with others, can truly add up to something massive," said Williams.
All of the shoes collected will be first distributed to local shelters and needy during a "free shoe day."
Williams challenged North Tahoe High, Truckee High, Incline High, Sierra Continuation, North Tahoe Middle, and Alder Creek Middle School with "Kindness Activities:"
Daily Kindness Challenges such as compliment a friend, appreciate your teacher, talk to someone you don't know.
Making Kindness Videos interviewing students
Blasting the instagram #TAHOESGOTSOLE
Working to collect shoes to send to orphanages in Africa
If you would like more information about shoe drop-off locations visit http://www.ThinkKindness.org/LakeTahoe or call 775-636-8026.