Kellogg Community College’s Bruin Bookstore is collecting gently used athletic shoes for donation and worn out athletic shoes to recycle as part of a Sneaker Collection campaign during the month of April.
The bookstore, located on the first floor of the Lane-Thomas Building on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, will accept the shoes through the end of the month during regular business hours, which are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.
This is the fourth consecutive year the bookstore has held the sneaker event, which over the past three years has collected nearly 300 pairs of gently worn shoes for donation and unusable pairs for recycling.
The Sneaker Collection is one of many community collections undertaken at the Bruin Bookstore each year, which include an annual Hoodies for the Homeless shirts and coats collection each fall semester. An eyeglasses collection in March at the bookstore resulted in 180 pairs of used eyeglasses collected for donation and recycling through the Lions Club Recycle for Sight program; a similar collection last year brought in nearly 250 pairs of eyeglasses for donation.
The Sneaker Collection initiative also corresponds with the Bruin Bookstore’s Annual Spring Sale, during which all KCC clothing and gift items are 20 percent off for the entire month.
For more information about the KCC Bruin Bookstore’s Sneaker Collection campaign, the Annual Spring Sale or other KCC bookstore initiatives, contact the bookstore at 269-965-4128. General information about the Bruin Bookstore, including key textbook dates for students, is available online at http://bookstore.kellogg.edu/store1/home.aspx.
Pictured above are shoes donated to a previous Bruin Bookstore Sneaker Collection campaign, shot by bookstore clerk Kari Barton.
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