EP1 Hero to Hero Shoe Drive

My name is Adrian West, Owner of Explosive Performance 1 Training.   I am a big shoe collector and I love every pair i own.  I have a ton of shoes in all different colors and styles to match all my outfits haha.  Yet I honestly have plenty of shoes that i have worn less that 5 times and they just sit in the closet.  So what better way to do some charity work through my company, than doing it with something that is dear to your heart.  I have come up with an idea to help less fortunate children in the Indianapolis area from being bullied based off of what they wear. 


Explosive Performance 1 wants to stop bullying in the Indianapolis Community.  One big issue that leads to bullying, is less fortunate children having old worn out shoes.  It has always been a way for children to degrade others by what they wear.  Our goal is to provide as many children within Indianapolis from grades K-12 with new or lightly used shoes. The BIG DIFFERENCE with this shoe drive is we are looking for high priced name brand shoes like Jordan’s, Yeezy’s, or any mainstream name brand shoes that typically are priced between $100- $200.  The goal is to try and have at least 1 pair of shoes in each size from 1Y boys/girls, all the way to women’s size 11 and men’s size 13.  We would like for each child we help to go into the new school year with amazing shoes they can be proud to show off.  We feel this will help with kids bullying less fortunate kids because of what they wear.  Our 1st year goal is to provide at least 25-35 children throughout Indianapolis with these shoes.


How:  To start out we will look to friends and family members that are big shoe collectors to donate 1 or 2 pairs of these type shoes.  Most shoe collectors only wear these type shoes a handful of times and then they just sit in their closet.  So, we will ask for them to donate for the greater cause of anti-bullying.  The next step is to ask for donations between $5 and $25 to allow us to purchase shoes in sizes that we do not get through actual shoe donations.  At this point we will contact schools and ask about children that will benefit from our program.


When/Where:  Donations for The Shoe Drive will begin July 1st and end July 31st. All shoes that are donated can be sent or dropped off to Adrian West at the Explosive Performance 1 Gym which is located at 6227 Coffman Rd. Indianapolis, IN. 46268.  All money donations can be made through the Go Fund Me “Hero to Hero Shoe Drive” link.


We would appreciate any and all donations, but more importantly you would be doing your part in helping stop bullying in my community!  That means more to our children than it could ever mean to us!


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Adrian West 
Indianapolis, IN
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