2015 Running Shoe and Clothing Drive for Heart Strides
Heart Strides is a non-profit organization that provides new running shoes for Moms caring for children that are critically ill or have special needs. Their mission is to support Moms during a time when they are least likely to make their health a priority.
I had the privilege of meeting Denise Dollar, who is the founder of Heart Strides, at a half marathon event in September. Denise, a mother of two, was inspired to help Moms make their health needs a priority after facing her own challenges while caring for her son, who has Type 1 Diabetes and is on the Autism Spectrum. After miles of running, riding and advocating, she was determined to help other Moms cross their own finish line- cheering them on through every step, moving forward together.
Heart Strides collects gently used/nearly new running shoes and other running related gear which is put together in a gift box and presented to Moms who apply to Heart Strides or are nominated by someone else.
Being a self-care advocate myself I like that model that Denise has put together to help Moms take care of themselves, so they can in turn take care of their children.
Because of this I think Heart Strides is a great fit to partner with during the month of November and I’m asking Raining Faith Clients to consider donating running shoes, running related gear or make a cash donation in the form of a check made out to Heart Strides.
If you bring in a donation I’ll give you $10 off your massage. To be sure we can get maximum involvement we’ll run the drive during the months of November and December.
You can read more about Heart Strides and their mission on their website. If you have any questions at all just let me know! Let’s take a big step toward helping out these Moms during the remainder of 2015.