Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

This is the short and sweet "friends and family" edition of my blog. I hope everyone is having a nice summer so far, and that you'll keep me in mind if you're cruising to Alaska or taking a camel ride in Morocco.

I just wanted to let everyone know that Sloane graduated from high school, and already left for summer session at Penn State today. Once Sam goes back to Towson in August, Scott and I will be empty nesters!

The only other exciting news is that the organization I've been volunteering for, ReUseYourShoes, was on Fox 29's "Good Day Philly" this week. Here's the link; and if you look very closely you'll spot me and a few of my friends:   I'd like everyone to know about this wonderful cause!

 The Graduates!
Cody's Annual Irises.

Blue Bells.

 Not to be confused with blueberries!

 Enjoying the longer days at Tyler State Park.

 Roasted Asparagus.

 Summer Rose.

Just one of our mascots!

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Crew at The Zoo

This weekend I had the opportunity to go to The Philadelphia Zoo with ReUseYourShoes. We were invited to collect running shoes and other used shoes at a series of 5K races that take place there on Saturday mornings. It was great to meet some of the runners and explain our mission. It was also great to talk to some of the other sponsors about what we do, and how we can help each other out! But the best part was being at the Zoo when it opened for the day and enjoying it with the other volunteers. When was the last time you were at the Philadelphia Zoo? Our Volunteers get to directly help our community and attend some fun events, so please consider us if you have some extra time for a great cause! Our next fun-filled Volunteer opportunities are sorting shoes while being filmed for Fox 29's Good Day Philly at Reedman Toll Subaru on June 9th at 9:00 am; and a huge Shoe Sorting Party at Churchville Nature Center on June 28th at 6:00 pm. Please email us at if you'd like to join us! Children are always welcome- make volunteering a family event!
This family of four donated a pair of shoes each.

Glad this runner remembered her spare pair!

We take dress shoes too! They help homeless women or women in transitional shelters
have something to wear for job interviews.

 (The Polar Bear sort of wanted those white high heels...)

Seems someone is always getting seranaded at our events!

Pink Flamingos, anyone?

Think these two are more than "just friends?"

We take leopard print shoes too.

Meet Elizabeth, our youngest volunteer!

We appreciate all the shoes that were donated!
 We will get them to someone who needs them.

Thank you on behalf of Kevin Kane, and the ReUseYourShoes Crew!