Jan 22, 2013

Gently Worn Shoes Please!

Category : Fashion, Lifestyle, Retail | Tags : Ron White

For the past 17 winters, Ron White has been encouraging generous Torontonians to donate their gently worn shoes and boots for a good cause. His annual shoe drive (going on now until February 10) takes place at each of his stores across the GTA and everyone who donates will receive a $25 gift certificate towards their next purchase. We likely all have an extra pair or two hanging out in the back of our closets collecting dust and could be put to much better use giving someone less fortunate a step in the right direction.
This year, the kick-off for the Shoe Drive was held at Ron White’s Yorkdale store. Representatives from each of the charities were present including New Circles, Dress for Success, Streethealth, Halton Women’s Place and Ve’Ahavta and many of Ron’s friends and family were there too – including his two nieces, John Tory and Monika Schnarre. Print media and news cameras came out to interview Ron and get close ups of the shoes donated by such celebrities as Rachel McAdams, Celine Dion, Matt Damon and even Canada’s first lady Laureen Harper.