Monisha's Minute: Give Your Shoes A 2nd Life


It’s the season of giving and if you’re a runner in the Dallas area, seriously consider donating your old (but washed and clean) running shoes. In a few weeks I, along with some friends, will sort and package gently used clothes and baby items for the Genesis Women’s Shelter.

Genesis Womens Shelter


Genesis provides shelter, safety, counseling, and expert services to battered women and their children. As a runner I have at least two pairs of good running shoes to donate. Ideally I would like to collect a total of 20 pairs of new or gently used running/athletic shoes. They can be men, women, or children’s shoes as long as they are in good condition. Please note, these items are not going into the Genesis Women’s Thrift Store for resale. All donated items are going directly to clients of the Genesis Women’s Shelter.

On Saturday, December 14th I will visit the following locations to retrieve donations:

From 11AM-12noon


4025 Gaston Ave

Dallas, TX 75246


From 1:00PM-2:00PM


I-35 & Pleasant Run

DeSoto Corners Shopping Center

851 N I-35E

DeSoto, TX 75115


Please consider giving your shoes a second life by donating them. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at

Love, Peace, and Sweat

Monisha R.

Monisha I. Randolph is a Senior Contributing Blogger for Sporty Afros. Founder of Runner’s Revelations, Monisha is a RRCA Certified Distance Running Coach  specializing in running clinics and training programs for beginner runners. She’s also the author of Runner’s Revelations: How Running Changed My Walk. To learn more about Monisha please visit Follow her on Twitter @RunRevelations , join the Runner’s Revelations Fan Community on Facebook, and subscribe to the Runner’s Revelations Youtube channel.

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