Runners hit the treadmill to help the Poverello House deliver shoes to the homeless

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Supporters of the Poverello House are running to help others walk.

The local homeless center invited the public to run or walk one mile on a treadmill Sunday in exchange for a donation of a pair of shoes by Sole 2 Soul Sports.

Every year leaders at the Poverello House said their request for shoes is more than they can meet. The non-profit hoped to reach their goal of 200 miles, so Sole 2 Soul Sports will donate 200 pairs of shoes.

"Especially with winter coming, people are in need of a pair of shoes," Stephanie Negin with the Poverello House explained. "So, it's a way for them to get a good pair of shoes, keep them warm and keep their feet healthy."

The Poverello House is based in Downtown Fresno and has served the homeless since 1973.
Copyright © 2019 KFSN-TV. All Rights Reserved.