The community is being asked to donate old shoes that will be recycled to raise money for the Socks for Soldiers program.
At June's Northampton Township Board of Supervisors meeting, resident Lori Loughlin explained that area Famous Footwear's are teaming up with ShoeBox Recycling in order to raise money to purchase socks that will then be donated to soldiers.
Loughlin said that the nearest participating location to Northampton Township is Warminster's Famous Footwear, located at 940 W Street Rd. This location has a box in the front of the store where people can drop off their used shoes.
Famous Footwear then gives the shoes to ShoeBox Recycling, who then clean up and refurbish the shoes and send them to the less fortunate. ShoeBox will in turn give Famous Footwear 50 cents per pound of the donated shoes. The shoe store will then use the money to purchase socks for soldiers and then donate the socks to the USO.
"They will not only be purchasing regular socks," Loughlin said, but also "bootie socks for soldiers to be able to work out."
Through the Socks for Soldiers program, soldiers being deployed from McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey will receive a pair of socks, Loughlin explained.
Those who don't have any shoes to donate can purchase socks directly from Famous Footwear and put them into the donation bin. The store has a selection of socks, which are buy a pack get the second pack 50 percent off, specifically labeled for Socks for Soldiers.
Anyone who purchases socks or donates shoes for the cause will be given a $10 coupon that can be used on a purchase of $50 or more at Famous Footwear.
The collection is slated to end at the beginning of August.