EVERY PAIR COUNTS!
After last year's successful launch, the "Donate Your Running Shoes" (DYRS) program is back for its third edition!
DYRS is a program that aims at providing running shoes to underprivileged people, mainly youth. This is done by distributing donation boxes across Lebanon; schools, universities, malls, retail sports shops, gyms… where any person can donate their old pair of running shoes. These shoes will then be cleaned, wrapped and classified according to size and gender.
Next, our partnered NGOs will be working to distribute them according to the needs in various regions.
The last step will be to bring in the biggest possible number of children from all over Lebanon, and who received the shoes, to participate in the Beirut Marathon Fun Run in November –courtesy of the DYRS program.
In 2016, we were victorious in collecting and distributing more than 2,500 in just a few months.
BMA places the boxes in various location
People donate their old pair of sports shoes
BMA collects the shoes
Our partner NGO sorts the shoes according to size and helps distribute them to those in need
Our partner NGO distributes the shoes to the under privileges children
The children participate in the Beirut Marathon in November