Stikii’s Star-Studded Shoe Drive!

What does Stikii have in common with NFL and NBA stars, and International Recording Artists?? The 2nd Annual Summer Shoe Drive, that’s what!

The 2nd Annual Summer Shoe Drive serves the “forgotten” Charlotte North Carolina homeless community. The main goal of the event is to collect thousands of pairs of shoes to bring relief to the feet of the homeless in the area. The creation of a network of local charitable organizations dealing directly with the needy will help to make this goal attainable. We hope that upon seeing what it is that we are doing, communities will take over the effort of assisting the less fortunate. The Shoe Drive Team consists of:


Chad Ochocinco (NFL)

Chad Ochocinco (born Chad Johnson) is a wide receiver for the New England Patriots. He was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2001 NFL draft and played college football at both Oregon State and Santa Monica College. In April 2011, Ochocinco was listed as #1 on CNBC’s list of the “Most Influential Athletes in Social Media”.


Crisspy Shabazz

Crisspy Shabazz is a big promoter helping us spread the word on this event!!



Mya (Grammy Award winning Recording Artist)

Mya released her self-titled, double platinum debut album in 1998 and has since gone on to become an internationally known singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, designer, and philanthropist. The highest scoring contestant on ABC’s Season 9 of Dancing With The Stars, Mya won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (for the song “Lady Marmalade”) in 2002.




Eric Williams (Retired NBA)

Eric Williams played basketball in the NBA for several teams, including the Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs. He holds a career average of 8.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. In 2005 Williams launched his own clothing line honoring the fictional Negro Basketball League.


Jason Williams (NFL)

Jason Williams played college football at Western Illinois and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2009. The linebacker, #54, now plays for the Carolina Panthers. 



TJ Ford (NBA)

T.J. Ford was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2003. He has since played for the Raptors, Pacers, and most recently the San Antonio Spurs. Career statistics include 11.2 points per game, and 5.8 assists per game.



Jeff Otah (NFL )

Jeff Otah is a Nigerian American offensive tackle for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Otah moved from Nigeria to The Bronx (New York) and played college football for Pittsburgh.



Bettie Grind (Nationally recognized hip-hop artist)

Bettie Grind began his journey in 2004-05 and after countless radio show wins, released his first single “POP LOCK”. Bettie Grind is in the forefront of those who are striving to make a name for Charlotte, NC in the music world. The hip-hop industry was virtually untapped in the Carolinas until Bettie Grind made himself known.



Captain Munnerlyn (NFL)

Captain Munnerlyn is a corner back in the NFL and plays for the Carolina Panthers. Munnerlyn played college football at South Carolina for three years  and was drafted by the Panthers in 2009.




No Limit Larry

No Limit Larry (aka Noleezy) is the #1 Radio Celebrity in the Charlotte area!!


Many others!

After NFL great Ochocinco referred to Stikii shoes as “brilliant kicks” in a tweet back in May, the football star asked Stikii to join the team as a national sponsor!!

The 2nd Annual Summer Shoe Drive will be partnering with the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, and organization serving four additional homeless shelters, including those who still seek shelter on the streets. The funding for many shelters has been cut drastically in recent year, and this shoe drive aims to help lift the burden so many shelters are carrying. The goal is to collect at least 1,000 pairs of shoes, but Stikii believes that we can collect many more!

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, there are upwards of 700,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States. Of that number, 404,957 are individuals and 238,110 are families. 17 percent of the homeless population is considered “chronically homeless”, meaning they have a serious mental illness or substance addiction and cannot seem to overcome being homeless. Many of the homeless citizens barely get by, and cannot afford even the necessities such as food, shelter, clothing and even a sturdy pair of shoes!

So, what can you do to help Stikii and the cause? Tell your friends! Add your name and/or organization to the growing list of shoe drive participants! Help us reach our goal of multiple campaigns by starting a shoe drive in your own community! This fundraiser continues through July 13, 2012. Shoes may be dropped off at the Toledo Stikii location or shipped directly to Charlotte, NC.



 5844 W. Central Ave.

Toledo, Ohio 43615



Crisspy Shabazz

2624 Phillips Avenue

Charlotte NC, 28208