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Jerry Gikpe Family, Family of the Month

Jerry Gikpe is from Glitame–Klikor village is the family of the month. MORE Forest Farming is working perfectly for Jerry Gikpe family. Agroforestry is 5 time more productive than monoculture. MORE Forest Designs reflect awareness that permanent mixed plantings are inherently more sustainable than...
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Jenkintown Running Company, Store of the Month

The Jenkintown Running Company (The Original Running Company), has been the Philadelphia/ New Jersey area's local running shop since 1981. Our customers range from walkers and gym goers to the most experienced track athletes and road racers. With such a large customer base we naturally accumulate...
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Mensah Kportorgbui Family, Family of Month

Mensah Kportorgbui Family is from Yawune Village, Ghana is the family of the month November 2016. Due to unsustainable land use practice, slash and burn, monocropping, use of chemical weedicides contributed to a loss of soil moisture content and almost barren Mensah Kportorgbui Family land barren....
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Detsikey Kwablavi, Family of the Month

The family of the month is Detsiey Kwablavi Family. Massive deforestation and monocropping have caused Detsikey Family land to degrade over time. They were at the point where the only crops this family could grow on the land was corn and cassava. These have zapped nutrients from Detsikey farmland...
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Ragged Mountain Running, Store of the Month

For 35 years, Ragged Mountain Running has always accepted customer’s old running and walking shoes and donated to them to various charities around town. Several years ago, the MORE Foundation Group approached us about the possibility of shipping all of our donated shoes to them, which was perfect...
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140,800 Tree Seeds to Coapihl

Recently, MORE give a tree seed lot of 140,800 tree seeds to Coapihl - Honduras. They are going to a honey producers co-op. Setro is providing 50% tree seed donation and will continue supporting your program with the next donation to Cohorsil. The photo is with Mr. Gustavo Gonzales, the General...
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MORE Family Tree Planting Program

We have began planting in villages, here’s the photos of the families. [gallery link="file"...
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School Tree Planting Program

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Run4RA Event at Ridgefield Academy

Here's a few pictures of the Run4RA event at Ridgefield Academy in Connecticut. The school has been collecting gently used athletic sneakers as well as children's clothing for MFG! They love the program and have asked MFG to speak at an upcoming assembly.
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Fleet Feet-West Hartford, Store of the Month

We decided that since it takes a community to collect 299 pairs of shoes, we should let the community join us for the photo! Here's a picture of staff and our Fun Run peeps contributing more pairs of shoes to MORE! One of my favorite quotes is by Margaret Mead "Never doubt that a small group of...
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Fiankor David, Family of the Month

MORE FOREST FARMS! Bottom upwards approach of fighting hunger and poverty in villages in Ghana. Mr. Fiankor David and family are proud of their MORE FOREST FARM, they have created in their village, Devego in ketu north district of Volta Region, Ghana. David’s farm land use to be degraded and...
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Getting ready for the rainy season by planting 280,000 trees

Pictures of the 280,000 trees ready for planting in the rainy season (April-July) on 250 small farms and 30 schools and community centers. [gallery link="file" ids="4372,4373,4374,4375,4376,4377,4378,4379,4388,4387,4386,4385,4384,4383,4382,4381,4380,4389,4390,4391,4392,4393,4394,4395,4396,4397"]
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Kwame Akwaboah, Family of the Month

Kwame Akwaboah is the family of the month. Kwame is a farmer and with the help of MORE Foundation Group, his family is practicing alley cropping. Nitrogen fixing trees are planted in rows alongside with crops and other trees like cocoa, mahogany and cedrella odorata. Periodically, Mr. Akwaboah...
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Photos of MORE Foundation Kids

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YMCA: “Bring together our community while giving back to others”

Thank you to the Eugene YMCA for donating old shoes to MORE. Watch the news story video below, it will begin after a 15 second ad. Read the full...
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Augustin Yao Amegayie, Family of the Month

Augustin Yao Amegayie is the Family of the Month. Augustin is a retired military man and has since being cultivating cassava and corn. Last year, with support of MORE Foundation Group and donors, Mr. Augustin Yao Amegayie Family planted 2,000 trees on 3 acres of land. Not only does this trees...
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Green Alert: media articles and research on Climate Change impact

"Efforts to protect the poor, such as generally improving access to health care and social safety nets, and targeted measures to upgrade flood defenses and deploy more heat-tolerant crops could prevent most of the negative consequences of climate change on poverty." "Trees are among the most...
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Gear West Ski and Run, Store of the Month

Gear West Ski and Run takes great pride in supporting the MORE Foundation. There are so many benefits to donating your shoes to this foundation it is an easy decision for us and our customers. As an outdoor retailer our main customer base loves the outdoors and supports a sustainable lifestyle to...
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William Agbeyenu, Family of the Month

William Agbeyenu Family is family of the month October 2015. Mr. Willaiam Agbeyenu is a retired civil servant and the only source of income to his family a coconut farm. William was happy last year when More Foundation Group helps his family planted multi-purpose trees among his coconut trees....
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September 2015 Picture Update

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In The News: YMCA wants community’s help to send shoes to Africa

A local fitness center has joined forces with a charity to send shoes overseas. The YMCA in Scottsbluff is partnering with the MORE Foundation Group to collect gently used shoes to help kids in West Africa. The "Shoes to Trees" program will use the shoes donated by the YMCA to provide better shoes...
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Store of the Month, Runners Edge

It has been great to partner with MORE. They have made recycling shoes a very easy thing to do! It gives us the opportunity that in some small way, we can all help make this a better "place" to live. We are fortunate at the Runners Edge to have a staff we consider family, working together...
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Store of the Month, Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh

We love shoes here at Fleet Feet Sports, Pittsburgh and so do our customers. It can be hard to say goodbye to your favorite pair, but the MORE Foundation Group makes shoe donation an easy decision. Our customers are happy to learn that their well-loved shoes are helping others instead of ending up...
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60 Pair Soccer Shoes Donated to Oropoli Community

With your support MORE has donated over one million tree seeds this year in Honduras. We like to support team spirit with these soccer shoes in farming communities. [gallery link="file" ids="3820,3821,3822,3823,3824,3825,3826,3827,3828,3829,3830,3831,3832"]
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Dangoe Dzorvakpor, Family of the Month

Dangoe Dzorvakpor family is family of the month. Dangoe of Yawune Village in Ghana work hard to protect her land by planting 1,500 trees seedlings. Some trees planted include mahogany, cassia siamae, pigeon pea, cedrella oodorata. Dangoe family will generate income whiles sustaining the fertility...
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Charles River Running, Store of the Month

As a small independent running store, Charles River Running in Norwood, MA is always looking for ways to connect with the community and give back to others. We aim to sell brands that are eco-friendly and benefit various causes around the world and the MORE Foundation has been one of the best ways...
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Honduras Soccer Teams, Summer 2015 Update

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row] In July 2015, MORE supplied free soccer shoes to five soccer teams in Honduras. We have outfitted over 200 soccer players with shoes in 2014.
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Samuel Azametsi, Family of the Month

Mr. Samuel Azametsi has sources of income that range from cultivating corn, cassava and groundnut -- but there are many more farmers in Ghana who competing with him for sales. The fertility of Samuel’s farmland continue to diminish year after year due usage of chemical fertilizer and unsustainable...
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Heart of the Valley YMCA Sends MORE Shoes

The Heart of the Valley YMCA, located in Wisconsin, sent us this great picture of a donation box full of shoes right before they shipped it out. Also, check out the cool shoe tree in the...
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Runner’s Edge, Store of the Month

Runner's Edge of Farmingdale, NY has been very happy with our partnership with the MORE Foundation. We are always looking for ways to give back to our local community and this foundation offers us a special opportunity to give back globally. It gives us and our customers great pleasure to be...
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Family of the Month, Victor Sanyo Family

Victor Sanyo source of income was masonry work, but there are many more masons competing for the same job. He has retired from masonry job and is now farming. With the help of MORE Foundation Group, Sanyo’s family planted many trees. The Sanyo family is also growing cassava, corn, pineapple,...
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Running Lab of Brighton, Michigan – Store of the Month

Running Lab has been very happy with the relationship with the MORE Foundation. The ease of doing business is unrivaled and allows us to have more time to concentrate on our business. I give huge praise to MORE when I talk to other stores that need a donation program in their store. Thanks for...
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Runners Market, Store of the Month

Our customers love to donate their shoes. It gives them an opportunity decrease their impact to our throw-away society and to participate in something on the giving side. Small independent running stores like us are always looking for ways to connect with our community and be more than just...
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Torgbui Agordor, Family of the Month

Torgbui Agordor is Chief of Kpohega Village and the family of the month  for April 2015. Torgui has created a better future for his children by planting variety of trees on his farm. The trees provide medicine, timber, flowers for bees, shade for shading loving crops, tap root will bring water to...
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Tree Nursery in Devego Village in the Volta Region

REPORT: MORE Tree Nursery in Devego Village in the Volta Region On March 25, 2015, I was in Devego village to continue with works and have families to start preparing towards the planting season in April/May. I met some members on my arrival in the Devego village and they helped me to nurse some...
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Supplying Soccer Shoes to Dozens of Soccer Teams in Honduras

MORE is expanding its reach to Honduras. Earlier this year, we donated 357,000 tree seeds to COHORSIL. We are connected to a soccer league whose teams are made up of young rural co-op farmers who plant trees. To support them, we supplied dozens of teams with soccer shoes. [gallery link="file"...
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Report: Trees are the Best Way to Reverse Global Warming

(Bloomberg) -- Oxford University scientists, after a year of research, have determined the best technology to suck carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and try to reverse global warming. It’s trees. [button...
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Family of the Month, Ruben Kwabla Borklo

Ruben Kwabla Borklo family stands proudly around their mulched mahogany tree. This tree in 20 years will be worth thousands of dollars. Ruben Kwabla Borklo is refrigerator specialist, but his occupation will not to be sustainable. The only way he can sustain his family is with trees. Ruben Kwabla...
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Body N’ Sole Sports, Running Store of the Month

It is an honor for Body N' Sole to be nominated as store of the month by the More Foundation Group. We are large regional retail athletic footwear store and we send to the More Foundation Group approximately 100 pairs of recycled athletic shoes a month donated by our customers. The More Foundation...
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357,000 Tree Seeds Donated to COHORSIL

The MORE Foundation Group has donated 357,000 tree seeds to COHORSIL in January 2015. Our recipient, COHORSIL, is a major farmer’s co-op located in Honduras. We donated these seeds to COHORSIL since they are an established organization that offers a wide range of services to its members and will...
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Running Etc., Store of the Month

Our used running shoe donation program has been extremely successful. We have customers who come in almost daily with used shoes to drop off. We keep a shipping box in plain view so the customers can read a little about what happens to the shoes after they drop them off. We also post on columns in...
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The New York Running Company, Store of the Month

The New York Running Company is one of the largest running shoe retailers in the country. Both of our Manhattan locations (10 Columbus Circle and our East Side store located at 63rd St. and 3rd Ave) are so proud to partner with the MORE Running Shoe Recycling Program. We love what the program...
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50,000 trees in one village on 25 farms

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Family of the Month – Vincent Klutse Family

Vincent was the Nursery Manager for Kpohega Village and a peasant farmer. He earns little from his farmland. Vincent Klutse family grows corn, small oil palm, groundnut and pepper. More forest provides lot of benefits to farmers, on Vincent Klutse family farmland different type of trees grown will...
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Well at Apedwa (YMCA Village)

Donated used athletic shoes are paying for this well to be dug at the first YMCA Training Center in Africa....
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Family of the Month, Madam Klupui Webu

Madam Klupui Webu is 75 years and she was help by family in Kpohega to plant her trees. When taking these photos, she was seriously in her farm weeding around the trees. She understands that the only property she can leave for her grand children is the trees -- trees that will bring wealth in the...
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Store of the Month, The Sneaker Factory Running Centers

The Sneaker Factory Running Centers value MORE as a partner in many ways. Our customers appreciate knowing that their old shoes can be given a second life, and used for good, rather than sit in their closet, or worse off a landfill. One of the exciting moments is when a customer first learns that...
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Store of the Month, The Trak Shak

When The Trak Shak opened in 1995, Valerie McLean, the owner, was looking for a way to compete a little with "big box" pricing, which was normally around $10 less than suggested retail. She contacted a local charity, the Jimmy Hale Foundation which housed, fed and help clothe local homeless people...
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Family of the Month, Gideon Kadzro

Gideon Kadzro is the family of the month September 2014. Gideon is a farmer and beekeeper. His crops provide food and income for the family. Gideon has planted 2,000 various species of trees in alley with his crops. Alley cropping techniques will increase yields and restore nitrogen to the soil --...
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Kpohega Village Graduation Celebration

These 25 families each planted 2,000 trees on their land. [gallery link="file"...
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YMCA Compound

This is the location of the YMCA compound where we will be planting 40,000 trees on YMCA-owned land. [gallery link="file" ids="2967,2962,2968,2971,2972,2973"]
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Photo Updates from MORE Villages

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Family of the Month, Mr. Seth Vigbedor

Mr. Seth Vigbedor family is the family of the month august 2014. Seth Vigbedor is a retired soldier and now rearing pigs. His family planted their trees and trees are two month old. Mr. Seth Vigbedor family is practicing good agroforestry by mulching all trees planted. Mulching add organic matter...
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AgroForestry Photo Update

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