The shoe drive was originally an initiative by Griner to help those in need in the Phoenix metropolitan area
Detained WNBA star's trial began in Russia on July 1
The U.S. government “is actively engaged in trying to resolve this case and get Brittney home,” the White House said
State Department officials on Monday met with WNBA star's teammates
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the State Department had assigned an U.S. Embassy in Moscow team to work on Griner's case
"Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me regarding my wife’s safe return from Russia- Your prayers & support are greatly appreciated"
Russian Customs officials claim they found hashish oil in the basketball player’s luggage