What is ShoeRenu
The ShoeRenu Foot Care Clinic is a partnered project between the Rotary Club of Vancouver Quadra, The Salvation Army Harbour Light, The British Columbia Podiatric Medical Association, Rackets & Runners and The Right Shoe.
Shoe Life Cycle
We have a close relationship with the running community as many of the shoes we distribute are donated by recreational and/or competitive runners. Runners typically retire their shoes after several hundred kilometers of training and/or racing as the cushioning wears out and puts them at risk of injury. However, these shoes are still very useful for our clients to walk around in.
How It Works
The shoes are distributed at Foot Care Clinics held 3-4 times per year at The Salvation Army Harbour Light in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside. Each person receives a clean, dry pair of shoes and a new pair of socks. They also have the choice to take a foot bath and to see a podiatrist.
Each year we operate 3-4 Foot Care Clinics to distribute all the donated shoes we’ve collected to those individuals in need in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside. Our upcoming clinic is a special one for ShoeRenu and our clients as we celebrate the spirit of Christmas in the Downtown Eastside. In addition to the re-conditioned shoes and new socks we distribute at all clinics, we’ll also be handing out gloves, mitts and toques to help keep our clients warm as the … read more
Runners, hiking boots and work boots donated to people in need. Although it’s still chilly out, winter is nearing an end and with spring, many feel inspired by that “out with the old, in with the new” adage. And now that training for The Vancouver Sun Run is kicking into high gear, participants may be thinking of buying a fresh pair of runners. But what to do with those stinky old trainers? Before you toss them out, you may want … read more