UPDATE (6/8): Guarantee Shoe Center said they are still counting donations from the annual “Shoes for the Homeless” drive, but they estimate they’ve received more than 5,000 pairs of shoes.
“The community in general has been a huge support this year and they’ve just made this probably the best ‘Shoes for the Homeless’ drive that we’ve ever had in the 29 years of doing it,” Guarantee Shoe Center buyer Sarah Rolnick said.
UPDATE (5/28): Guarantee Shoe Center said the Shoes For Our Homeless drive has been extended through Wednesday, June 2.
President Rosco Rolnick said the drive, which had originally been set to end on Sunday, have already surpassed its original goal of 3,000 pairs of shoes. The center is extending the drive due to the outpouring of community support, he said.
(5/10): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Guarantee Shoe Center in downtown Bakersfield kicked off its annual Shoes For Our Homeless drive on May 14.
Shoes and clothes that are collected through the drive will be provided to the Bakersfield Homeless Center. Items can be dropped off at the store, located at the intersection of 21st and Chester Streets, as well as at the lobby of the KGET studios, located at 2120 L St.
The center said it has donated more than 85,000 pairs of shoes to the center over the past 28 years through the drive.
“This wouldn’t be possible, the numbers we’ve reached wouldn’t be possible, if it weren’t for the generosity of Kern County,” said Rosco Rolnick, president of Guarantee Shoe Center.
For more information, call the center at 661-325-8751.
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