1st Place Sports Running | Donate Now!

Donate Now!

For over 20 years, 1st Place Sports has collected and donated used running shoes to the homeless community in Jacksonville. After Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, 1st Place Sports donated 1,000 pairs of shoes to its victims. Help us help our Jacksonville community! Bring in any of your old running shoes to any of our five store locations! At the end of the month we distribute them to various organizations who give them to those in need. Find out more information about these organizations by clicking the links below.

Sulzbacher Center

Sulzbacher Center offers a stable environment for homeless men, women and children. Residents who stay at the Sulzbacher center are provided with items which are supplied entirely through donations received from individuals and groups in our community.

PUSH: People United to Stop Homelessness

PUSH is an outreach, education and advocacy organization for the homeless in St. Johns County working for dignified and humane solutions. PUSH delivers bags of nearly new shoes and clean t shirts to the homeless and working poor.

City Rescue Mission of Jacksonville

City Rescue Mission is a faith-based, non-profit organization that offers food, clothing, shelter and emergency services and residential recovery programs to homeless men, women and women with children in Jacksonville, Florida.

St. Francis Soup Kitchen

The St. Francis Soup Kitchen has been in operation without interruption since July 4, 1979. Since opening, it has also expanded its services to include clothing for the less fortunate. They operate fully with volunteers and donations.

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