A Coronado teen is once again collecting used shoes to distribute to those in need. This is the third year that Owen Arnaudy, a junior at St. Augustine High School and a cross country and track runner, is holding his shoe drive – Save Your Soles.
Owen is grateful for the support of the Coronado community during his shoe drives the past two years. This fall he is hoping to surpass last year’s 700 shoes. All shoe types are accepted. The 700 shoes in 2022 were distributed to One World Running (athletic shoes), an orphanage in Tijuana and the Monarch School (children’s shoes), a women’s shelter and a return to work program (dress shoes), and the San Diego homeless (everyday shoes and flip flops).
Owen shares, “Kids especially grow so quickly and grow out of shoes when the shoes are still in good condition. Running shoes are very expensive also. I hope to give these shoes a second life.”
Owen thanks you for your support!