Don’t throw away your old sneakers! Bring them to camp and donate them to a worthy cause!
To encourage social action and responsibility, we are participating in DoSomething.org and are partnering with the Max Cure Foundation (MCF), a charity dedicated to advancing cures and treatments for pediatric cancers. It is a fantastic organization, and we are looking forward to joining their ROAR for a Cure and taking part in a fundraising opportunity known as “Dunk Your Kicks.”
Campers may bring their used sneakers from home, and we’ll have a place for them to “dunk” their “kicks” at camp. A substantial amount of the money that the Max Cure Foundation receives from an international recycler will go toward advancing their mission. The sneakers are recycled and refurbished, then sold as affordable footwear in developing nations. All sizes are welcome, but they must be athletic footwear and not cleats. This year, MCF hopes to collect 500,000 pairs, or get 500,000 Dunks – and we are committed to helping them reach their goal! Max Cure founder David Plotkin will be in Maine at the start of the summer to kick off the program and to talk with some of our campers about social action.
If you have any old sneakers you can donate, please pack them in your son’s carry bag or send them directly to camp. Camp Trucking will help transport all the collected sneakers to Max Cure Foundation. Let’s help make sure they have a heavy load!