Loudoun County, VA (February 28, 2023) -The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has once again partnered with GotSneakers to help raise funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of Loudoun. The request is simple: Clean out your closets of all unwanted adult and children’s paired sneakers and bring them tied together before March 31, 2023, to one of the LCSO stations, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MADD Loudoun was founded in 1990 and is run by volunteers who will use the funds raised to help fight against drunk driving and drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking. Throughout each year MADD Loudoun hosts Parent Workshops, participates in Sobriety Checkpoints, and attends DUI/DUID court case trials to end drunk driving.
GotSneakers will compensate MADD Loudoun $1 for every pair of sneakers the organization collects. The LCSO will accept all styles and conditions of sneakers. After the sneakers are collected, GotSneakers will process and distribute these sneakers around the world specifically within impoverished nations using micro-enterprise partners to help those in need. The damaged sneakers are processed and ground into surfaces for playgrounds, gym floors, tracks, outdoor courts, and synthetic turfs.
Over the past several years, the LCSO and other local businesses and organizations have collected thousands of pairs of sneakers in Loudoun County.