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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes


As an ongoing mission and fundraiser, THRIVE Peninsula collects shoes of all types and all conditions.


The shoes help make a 3-step difference:

  1. Support the development of micro-enterprises in third world nations (primarily Haiti)

  2. Keep shoes out of our local landfills

  3. Earn funds to support local families in distress. Since 2014, the organization has raised $17,000 through this initiative, which in turn, supports our programs.

Donation Drop-Off

Shoes and other donations can be delivered to THRIVE during our normal business hours: Monday – Thursday from 10am – 5pm. 

Please call ahead for large donation drop offs (over 200 shoes). 

For your convenience, shoe and boot donations (less than 50 pair) can also be dropped off at our community partner locations:

Denbigh Community Center

Mon – Thurs 6 am - 9pm;

Fri 6am – 8pm;

Sat 9am – 6pm

One Life Fitness Hours (815 City Center Blvd only) 

Mon – Thurs 5am – 11pm;

Fri 5am – 10pm;

Sat-Sun 7am – 8pm

North Carolina Furniture 

Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm;

Sun 1pm – 6pm

Pivot Physical Therapy(751 J Clyde Morris Blvd only) 

Mon 7am – 7pm,

Tues 8am – 7pm,

Wed 7am – 7pm,

Thurs 8am – 7pm,

Fri 7am – 5pm

Host a shoe/boot drive

To support THRIVE and this mission, we invite you to host a shoe drive at your church, gym, community center, or workplace. To get started, contact us (scroll down) for a Red Bin or find any large box or container and place it in a high traffic area. Use the marketing materials below to advertise your drive on social media, in community bulletin boards, church or community newsletters, and through email.

Marketing Materials – (How to Download) Click the links below and a new page will open on your browser. Right click on the image on the new page and click “Save As”. Choose a place on your computer to store the file.

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13195 Warwick Boulevard, Unit 2C
Newport News, VA 23602-8320