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Wed Jun 01, 2016 - Wed Oct 05, 2016


701 17th Avenue WestBradenton, FL 34205

Danny has collected at least 10,000 pairs of shoes for the homeless since 2009.


Turning Points has a special volunteer opportunity for approximately 4 months and hope you, your church or organization might be willing to help. A long time Turning Points volunteer must go in for surgery next week and will be out of commission for at least 3 months. Over the years this volunteer has cultivated friendships with nine local business collecting gently used athletic shoes twice a month for Turning Points and brings them to another volunteer and her son who then discard shoes not acceptable, replacing laces when needed plus mating each pair. She then brings them to Turning Points ready to be donated to clients.

This is a large project which takes approximately 60 hours per month. Turning Points is looking for a group of 6-8 people willing to split the pickup and then one or two people making the delivery to the second volunteer. Most of the businesses are in Sarasota so this is a perfect project for an individual or group either in Sarasota or Lakewood Ranch.

We would ask that if you yourself can't volunteer for this that you please share this project with others on social media and see if there is any potential for volunteers among your friends and co-workers. Thank you in advance for your help.


  • Public Speaking
  • Problem Solving
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Networking
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 4 hours
  • Under 16 years of age must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
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