Many Shoes Can Walk Many Miles Together

Members of the New Canaan Y’s Togetherhood Service Committee conducted their third annual Transportation Drive this September, culminating in the drop off of approximately 600 pairs of men’s, women’s and children’s gently worn shoes and socks to the Open Door Shelter in Norwalk on October 1.  NCHS Sophomore Kayla Beck organized the Drive this year, working with town retailers New Balance and Athletic Shoe Factory to set up boxes in store as well as at the Y to collect the shoes.  This year we couldn’t get the men’s shoes into recipients’ hands fast enough – virtually, all of the men’s shoes were distributed in the first 25 minutes!  Special thanks to New Balance and Athletic Shoe Factory for their support three years in a row, as well as to our Y community!

Photo: Liz Donovan, Ron Brown, Michael Betancourt, Danielle Martin, Kristina Lopez, Bianco Romano, Brad Beck, Kayla Beck (left to right)

Photo courtesy of Jamie Beck