One Week Left to Donate Old Tennis Shoes in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk

Old sneakers littering the house?

For one more week, Tidewater Physical Therapy, Fleet Feet Running Shop, the Virginia Beach Field House and Running Etc. are collecting old tennis shoes in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk to help raise money in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The collection efforts last until Sept. 6 in support of Rose Wildermuth, who will run The Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco in October.

In exchange for training and support, Team In Training participants raise funds to support research, financial aid and support for patients and families fighting blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.

GreenSneakers takes these donated tennis shoes and gives them a second chance at life as affordable footwear for people in need around the world. For every pound of gently worn tennis shoes collected, GreenSneakers will donate 50 cents to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Sneaker drop off spots are conveniently located throughout Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk.

Virginia Beach:

Tidewater Physical Therapy, 2004 Sandbridge Road, Suite 102

Running Etc., 1940 Laskin Road

Fleet Feet Sports, 4001 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Collins Square

Virginia Beach Field House, 2157 Landstown Road


Tidewater Physical Therapy clinics at 4020 Raintree Road, Suite D; 135 W. Hanbury Road, Suite B; and 108 Knells Ridge Boulevard, Suite 200


Tidewater Physical Therapy, 6161 Kempsville Circle, Suite 250

Running Etc., 1707 Colley Avenue

The drop off locations will accept new and gently used sneakers. As these shoes will be cleaned up and used again, please be sure donated shoes do not have large rips or tears and that the soles are intact. Hiking shoes – with nubby turf soles – are accepted. Sports cleats, high heels, dress shoes, flip-flops, sandals, work boots and slippers are not accepted.

Please connect the shoes together as pairs, either with string a zip-tie or placed in the same bag so the pair remains together during processing.