OFFERING UP THEIR SOLES
Donations pour in for Nike's
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARBULLETIN.COM
Volunteers dumped used shoes to be recycled into a pile yesterday at Niketown in Waikiki. Schools and individuals dropped off about 6,000 pairs of shoes,*
which will be shipped to Oregon and made into playground mats and various athletic surfaces by Nike. Although yesterday marked the first shoe drive in Hawaii for Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program, the company has been offering the service to the public since 1999 and accepts unwanted athletic shoes at the Waikiki Niketown store.
TIME FOR KIDS TO SHINE
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARBULLETIN.COM
Four-year-old Lily Adcock of Pearl City was fitted for a kimono yesterday by Yoshiko Bailey of Masako Formals in Moiliili during Children's Day, put on by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. The Japanese celebration, known as Kodomo no Hi, is observed every May 5.