Donate shoes for the Walk a Mile in My Shoes Sale Event

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You know how you’re always saying that your closet is too crowded? Well you can do something about that if you clear out some of those shoes you haven’t worn in a while, and we know the perfect place where you can donate them — the Walk a Mile in My Shoes Sale, organized by Ozark Guidance. Proceeds from this enormous shoe sale (happening Saturday, January 26th) go toward funding mental health care services for people in Northwest Arkansas.

Drop off your gently used or new shoes at the Maude boutique in Fayetteville. (It’s located at 704 N. College Ave.) Be sure to get your donations to Maude by this Saturday so they can be accepted for the big sale.

Speaking of sales, when you donate a pair of shoes for the sale by bringing them to Maude, you’ll get 20 percent off an item in the store. Woo-hooo! Thank you, Maude!

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We all have a few pairs of shoes in our closet that we loved when we bought them but, for one reason or another, they didn’t fit exactly right or we didn’t wear them as much as we thought we would. But they may be the perfect fit for another woman’s feet. So donate those rarely worn shoes to this sale and then go shop the sale yourself for your own perfect pair of new shoes. It’s a great chance to make some room in your closet for new shoes!

This annual sale is happening this year on January 26, 2013 at Arvest Ballpark. Doors open at 8 a.m., but you’ll definitely want to go early to this event and get in line. (Some people go as early as 6 a.m. or sooner.) The early birds will get the best selection of new and boots3gently used shoes — all of which will be on sale for only $10 per pair. (Can you say SCORE? Your feet are going to love you.)

But it’s not just about shoes. If you happen to be a handbag junkie, you’ll feel right at home at this event because it features handbags in addition to women’s, men’s and children’s shoes. Each handbag is also only $10.

This popular event has grown each year, and this year it will include new features like the “Designer Corner.” This area of the sale will feature high-end brands that will sell for only $20 per pair. Keep in mind that many of these shoes are brand new and were donated by local shoe stores like Warren’s. They may have originally retailed for more than $200, so we’re talking about a 90% savings off the original price.

You can move from the “Designer Corner” over to the “Bargain Bin,” where you can browse through shoes that will sell for only $2 per pair. It’s a perfect opportunity to stock up on flip-flops and other less expensive shoes for the summer.

Mark your calendar for this sale on Saturday, January 26th, and grab a few friends to take with you to make it even more fun to shop.Keep in mind that the money for this event will go toward counseling services for kids and adults right here in our community. Because mental illness is not discussed as often as other illnesses, most people don’t realize that it affects more people than cancer, heart disease and diabetes. So the money from this fundraiser is incredibly important for Northwest Arkansas. For more info on this event, click HERE.

 

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