Only a quick note to let you know about a software program that Nike started to make playgrounds and fields for your underprivileged from old tennis shoes. The tennis shoes you send Do not possess to become Nike. Just if they are tennis shoes. It truly is a rewarding project, and it’s helping lots of small children. This is actually the address: Please submit your shoes. Or else you are simply likely to throw them plus they be wasted. By doing this someone could get some use from them.
If you send in K-Swiss, nike really does send you a BRAND NEW pair of shoes even. Pass this to everyone and anyone you understand so everybody will help out.
Folks, you will find no free shoes. Disabuse yourself of the notion immediately. What you’re working with listed here is a hoax.
The lure of “something for nothing” is really a siren call best not heeded. In quest for that mirage, ordinary individuals will con themselves into doing the damndest things. Nowadays which includes mailing off 100 pairs of old shoes per day to Nike within the expectation that old, worn-out Keds is going to be substituted with brand-new, free merchandise.
You’ll get back a nice letter informing you that though they really do have a Nike shoes program where old shoes are ground up and used to build tracks and playgrounds, they don’t replace the donated pair with a new one, if you’re pipe dreamer enough to send your old kick-abouts to Nike. If you’d like your old shoes to go to that program or if you’d prefer to have them mailed back to you, You’ll be asked. Which will become the everything.
Equally as in Aladdin’s day, offers to exchange new for old ought to be greeted with extreme skepticism for there’s still no such thing being a free lunch. This time around the hoax is on Nike in this the standard Joes conned into this a minimum of have their shoes back or reach donate them as they’d wished to all along. It’s Nike which has needed to divert staff company and time resources to combating this latest bout of Internet craziness. (Hey, would you would like to be saddled with repackaging countless pairs of smelly shoes and after that getting the task of having them returning to their rightful owners? )
At the time of the final week of March 1998, there have been 523 boxes of old shoes (some containing several pair) stored in the Nike warehouse on the e-mail, all of them awaiting instructions using their proprietors to either donate or return. Footwear is now arriving in the rate of 100 to 150 pairs per day. Inquiries have already been received from whole companies, including Time-Warner, which had started collecting shoes depending on the hoax. Yeesh!
So, where did this hoax come from? At this time, it’s unknown. Perhaps it had been someone’s concept of a mild-hearted prank and that he had fun imagining people scrambling for all those free shoes within the name of altruism. It might have been an authentic misunderstanding from the existing recycling program (Reuse-A-Shoe). Or it may be a part of a deliberate try to cause publicity trouble with this particular company.
Nike almost seems to have already been under attack online recently, to ensure that last theory isn’t as far-fetched because it first appears.