Pinchbeck E.S., Carepoint Medical donate 234 pairs of shoes

A local non-profit organization received 234 pairs of donated shoes recently as the result of a unique shoe donation program conceived and brought to market first in the Richmond region, and soon to be expanded to the rest of Virginia and the United States, by Carepoint Medical.

Last month, 55 members of "Ray’s Reaching Out Club" at Pinchbeck Elementary School partnered with Carepoint to begin collecting donated shoes as part of the "Walk in My Shoes" program. The partnership kicked off with a 5k run at Godwin High School May 21 and culminated earlier this month when students turned over 234 pairs of shoes to Carepoint Medical for donation to Madison nursing home in Richmond.

“We provide diabetics with special shoes to help them prevent sores, calluses, and corns that can lead to amputations,"said Dr. Dodd Levy, CEO and Founder of Carepoint Medical. "As our field representatives met with patients in their homes, we realized most people have many pairs of quality shoes just sitting in their closets gathering dust and there are many needy individuals who could use these shoes. So, we wanted to find a way to get the un-used shoes in closets to people who need them…and we started the ‘Walk in My Shoes’ program."
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It’s a great weekend to get outside! The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is offering two events this weekend. Accompany the group to find and document native plants present and blooming in Echo Lake Park on Saturday or take a “Sunday Stroll” at Dorey Park to observe the seasonal changes taking place. Other outdoor events this weekend include the final summer concert at West Broad Village and “Fridays on the Patio” at James River Cellars Winery in Glen Allen. If you’re going to be outside, don’t forget the insect repellent! To learn more about avoiding those pesky mosquitos, check out Henrico County’s “Fight-the-Bite TODAY” event tomorrow. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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