Shoe in

. August 2, 2012.

What to do with those shiny new shoes your toddler outgrew that are taking up valuable closet space? Stikii Shoe Company has kicked off the Red, White and Shoe Drive in an effort to collect Toledoans' gently-used adult and children's shoes and redistribute them to those in need. "These are the shoes that are stuffed in the back of the closet that you didn't even mow the lawn in yet," says Stikii marketing manager Tony Martinez. "Those are the shoes we'd like to see on other people's feet." They hope to collect 1,000 pairs of shoes in the next month, and redistribute them to people in need through different local organizations. "It's tough for anyone to put themselves, no pun intended, in someone else's shoes, but I think this will raise awareness and really shed some light on [the need to give back]," Martinez says. Tie the shoe strings together or place the pairs to be donated in grocery bags and drop off in the boxes labeled Red, White and Shoe Drive at all Computer Discount, Stikii and Chuck E. Cheese locations around Toledo through Labor Day.

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