Project Forward

Moving Roanoke Forward One Step at a Time

Project Forward

Shoes Donated: 214 pairs
Socks Donated: 214 pairs
Sports Bras Donated: 2 sports bras

Project Forward, a 501(c)3 non-profit, was founded in August, 2015, by Robin and Blaine Lewis, owners of Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke.  Robin and Blaine have a passion for helping others and giving back to the community.  In December, 2014, Balega International, a leading performance sock brand in the run and outdoor specialty markets, awarded Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke the Ubuntu Award, a community service award that recognizes thoughtful actions that have long lasting effects on the lives of people in local communities.
West End Center Walk

Project Forward Mission: Moving Roanoke Forward One Step at a Time

Project Forward's mission is to allow the citizens of Roanoke to have access to good shoes and a means to move, ultimately creating a happier and healthier community.

The first two projects for Project Forward included:

  • Fit and provided New Balance shoes and Balega socks to 110 children at the West End Center's summer program for four summer walks to the Grandin Theatre.  This event combined physical activity and arts and culture for 100 low-income children.  Summer 2016.
  • Fit and provided New Balance shoes and socks to 40 "Littles" in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia.  They also walked the Greenway with their "Bigs" which involved phsyical activity and bonding between the "Bigs" and "Littles."  Summer 2015.
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Donations:

Contributions to Project Forward are used for the purchase of additional new shoe and sock inventory.  As much as possible, Project Forward strives to provide similar fit experience as what is offered to customers being fit at Fleet Feet Sports.

Online donations for Project Forward are accepted through PayPal.

Project Forward accepts cash and check donations.  Please include your name and address.  Donations can be sent to:

Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke
ATTN: Project Forward
4347 Franklin Road
Roanoke, VA 24018 

Volunteer Opportunities:

interested in helping with Project Forward?  We are always looking for volunteers to assist with FIT events and more!  Click here to sign up!

Is your organization, school, charity or group interested in having Project Forward help?

CLICK HERE to submit a request or give Robin Lewis a call at 540-777-1166.  You can also send us an email at projectforward@fleetfeetroanoke.com

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Breckinridge XC 2016

List of Project Forward Projects: 

January 2017: Fit and provided 15 pairs of shoes and socks to patients of the Wellness Advocate Program at the Bradley Free Clinic

September 2016: Fit and provided three pairs of shoes and socks, along with two sports bras, to patients at the Bradley Free Clinic

September 2016: Fit and provided one pair of shoes and socks to the Cave Spring High School Student Outreach Program

September 2016: Fit and provided shoes and socks to 24 kids on the Breckinridge Middle School Cross Country Team

September 2016:  Fit and provided 13 shoes and socks to the James Madison Middle School Student Outreach Program to benefit homeless students

September 2016:  Fit and provided six shoes and socks to members of the Rescue Mission Running Club

September 2016:  Fit and provided two pairs of shoes and socks to students at Patrick Henry High School Outreach Program to benefit homeless students

Summer 2016: Fit and provided New Balance shoes and Balega socks to 110 children at the West End Center's summer program for four summer walks to the Grandin Theatre.  This event combined physical activity and arts and culture for 100 low-income children  

Summer 2015: Fit and provided New Balance shoes and socks to 40 "Littles" in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia.  They also walked the Greenway with their "Bigs" which involved phsyical activity and bonding between the "Bigs" and "Littles." 

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