Each year, NC Vision Zero hosts a memorial exhibit on the World Day of Remembrance to honor the lives lost on our roads and raise awareness about preventable crashes. The annual memorial exhibit features a large display of shoes to present the people killed on North Carolina roads. Visitors to the display have an opportunity to pay tribute to lost loved ones by placing a yellow flower on a pair of shoes.
The next exhibit will be held on November 18, 2018 at the State Capitol in Raleigh from 10am-5pm.
Help make people aware of this serious public health issue by donating old shoes for future exhibits. If your organization would like to partner with NC Vision Zero and host a shoe donation box, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will happen with the shoes after the World Day of Remembrance exhibit?
The shoes will be used for many years, travel all over North Carolina, and appear at various traffic safty events. For example, we will use a portion of them for our upcoming Visionaries teen driver program-to represent the number of teen driver fatalities.
If there is ever a day when we decide to stop using the shoes, we will donate the shoes that are still wearable.