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Move your chooz re: donate old sneakers for new blacktop

 

These are some righteous kids doing some good for the world right here in Hoboken.
Their video is pretty darn entertaining and they have an affinity for Mark Knopfer which is uncanny for their age.  
So here’s their deal:

Tige Anderson (12) and Owen Possick (11), students at Hoboken’s Mustard Seed School are concerned about the earth. When they learned that over 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown in the trash each year they decided to do something about it.  With the help of their school, the boys are working with the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program which turns old, worn out sneakers–sneakers that would have end up in a landfill–into playing surfaces for parks, running tracks,  and basketball courts. The intrepid 6th graders are determined to collect more than 500 pairs of sneakers  which they will then send to the Reuse-A-Shoe program for recycling. A collection bin has also been placed in City Hall by Hoboken’s Green Team, and you can take shoe donations there as well.  Also, anyone interested in donating sneakers (no cleats or spikes please) can call 201-668-2989 to arrange for a pickup between now and February 16th.

Don’t toss your sneakers on a wire, we’ll take them
and make a basketball court out of them.

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