August 12, 2017 Prepping for a shoe distribution event

It’s was a hot summer day and hundreds of pairs were strewn around us. By now, we know what to look for, and we sorted and packed as we reminisced about people and their stories. We see familiar faces now when we go to St. James park.

Homeless individuals have so many stories – they have lost their families, their jobs, their homes and many times their health. We have connected with so many and hopefully have made our local communities more empathetic to their plight…

 

April 30, 2017 A huge thank you to Maxim Employees

We gratefully acknowledge Maxim employees who collected several hundred pairs of shoes for Shoecyclist. We sent these shoes to Hamilton Family Center in San Francisco and PATH services in San Jose.

August 21, 2016 – Saddened. Overwhelmed. Grateful

To see people waiting patiently in long lines for gently-used shoes is gut-wrenching….

We are heartbroken to see this so close to home – some of the homeless individuals we met are veterans…

We are overwhelmed with the response of our community in giving us gently used shoes and new socks.

We are grateful that we helped a few people today…

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Jun 25, 2016 – It’s really not fair….

It’s not fair.

As kids, these have been our favorite words every time we didn’t get what we wanted – be it the latest gadget, good grades or just more time to play. We are sure you have heard your kids say it too…

As we hand shoes to the homeless, it is changing our perception.

What is not fair is that Silicon Valley that gave the world the computer, email, iMac, Google, iPhone, Facebook, Tesla, LinkedIn and Uber is unable to perform the same tech miracles to provide its own community members with basic necessities of life.

What is not fair is that Silicon Valley – home to worlds greatest minds, luxurious mansions and richest companies is also home to hunger and homelessness…

What is really not fair is that in Silicon Valley, a highly sought-after item today is a….

…pair of used shoes

Thank you for your generous donations of gently used shoes. You made a difference in the life of a homeless person.

-The Shoecyclists

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