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Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Collects 250 Pairs In Reuse-a-Shoe Campaign

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - This March, Harvard's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) sponsored its first annual Reuse-a-shoe campaign across the Harvard University campus. Students across the school donated old, worn out shoes to the cause. The shoes will be reconstituted to eventually create new athletic surfaces such as tracks, basketball and tennis courts, and even playgrounds in under-developed areas. Throughout the month, SAAC was able to collect over 250 shoes.

The shoes were taken to Niketown on Newbury Street in nearby Boston. The Nike sustainability claim has collected over 22 million shoes since the program began in 1990. For more information on how you can donate your old shoes, visit Nikereuseashoe.com.