"Hi folksI was on a plane returning from Ashland North Carolina from our 2014 convention and struck up a conversation with a man sitting next to me. I had on my VFP shirt and he inquired about our organization. I told him all about our VFP and than shared with him our "Best Practice" ,the distribution of sleeping bags.
He was impressed and said that he was the general manager of a very large shoe company. Bottom line he said that he wanted to contribute brand new shoes to our organization.
This coming Wed. we will be picking up over 7000 pair of shoes (yes the number is correct 7000 pair of shoes) of various kinds Please see the pictures and listing. They will be delivered to the Veterans Village in San Diego who will distribute them to our homeless vets and other homeless people.
Lesson Learned:Wear your VFP shirt often and find reasons to talk up our "Mission". Yes,even with strangers because you never know who you are talking to.Jack"
1. 2800 pairs of girl’s sandals, child size S and M
2. 280 pairs of Shaq Athletic shoes – high top –probably more available
3. 2000 pairs kid’s shoes – Land’s End
4. 12 pairs Body Glove Shoes
5. 100 pairs of Speedo sandals
6. 600 pair of Speedo Heavy-Duty sandals – very nice
7. 800 pairs of Lands End Aqua Sox
8. 1600 pairs of Speedo Aqua Sox
9. 320 pairs of Speedo Navy Upper Sandal – very good quality
"If you are interested and have a truck (we do not), we can make arrangements to go along with your truck to pick up as many of the shoes as you wish.
Time is of the essence as the distributor would like to donate the shoes by the end of January.
I am available anytime to discuss."
Hoping to hear from you quickly,
San Diego Veterans For Peace
"Gil Field past president of San Diego Chapter 91 has been working with me on the pickup for the shoes. We will have a large truck that we will use to pick them up.We have no place to store them so we contacted a wonderful organization in San Diego called:Veterans Village of San Diego that will make the distribution to the homeless.
The only stipulation is that none of the shoes are to be sold for profit. They must be free to the veterans
Mr. Wong and his company are extremely generous."