Local business donates shoes to Atascadero homeless shelter
Quality shoes are a much-needed item in homeless communities
– SLO Motion Shoes has recently donated dozens of shoes to El Camino Homeless Shelter to aid in outfitting the homeless population with much-needed quality footwear. Owned and operated in Templeton by Dr. Chris Byrne, DPM, SLO Motion Shoes provides footwear that can help alleviate many foot issues and will help maintain good foot health.
“Daily activities can be restricted by the choice of footwear a person has available to them.,” Dr. Byrne stated, “We wanted to make sure the homeless population had the opportunity to reach their full potential in regaining their footing in life. You can’t do that without a good pair of shoes.”
ECHO supplies the homeless population with all the necessary toiletries and offers access to clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, and much-needed footwear.
“Most people have a pair of shoes that allow them to participate in a variety of daily activities. For the homeless population, that choice is just not there,” said Wendy Lewis, president/CEO of ECHO, “Many come to us with only one pair of poor quality, worn-out shoes that don’t provide the support necessary for daily tasks. We are grateful for the donation from SLO Motion Shoes for providing quality footwear to those that would otherwise go without. “
“Supporting our homeless community is a top priority,” said, Stephanie Yurchak, manager of SLO Motion Shoes, “We are happy to assist in providing a much-needed item to those people that are working towards self-sufficiency. We hope a good pair of shoes will go a long way in helping them to get on their feet.
Dr. Brynes’ family founded El Camino Homeless Organization in 2001 and have been active participants in the organizational mission since its inception. For more information about SLO Motion Shoes, visit www.slomotionshoes.com or call (805) 434-2033. For more information about ECHO, please www.echoshelter.org.
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