hugo boss polo shirts for men Shoe Collection Drive Winds Down After More Than 5000 Pairs Donated
The nonprofit then resells the shoes in developing countries at a discount to those who need them.
“We’re helping our school and helping others at the same time,” said 8th grader Madi Heckman.
The school initially hoped to collect about 2,500 pairs of shoes, which they achieved in just three weeks. Since then, they have doubled their collection and then some.
A fundraiser unlike any other that Beverly Thomas has seen at the school.
“Our children had to put out nothing,” said Beverly Thomas, a reading specialist at the school, and the organizer behind the drive. “It didn’t cost them a dime. All they had to do was go into their cupboards of things they no longer needed, donate, and we’re repurposing these. It brings goosebumps and I’m just amazed that we can make more than $2,500 and it didn’t cost anybody a dime.”
The shoes are expected to be loaded up in a trailer in the next couple of weeks. While the classroom competition is over, you can still donate any shoes by dropping them off at the middle school or any of the Wyoming Valley West Elementary schools, along with the school district central office, the high school,King’s College Sheehy Farmer Campus Center Lobby, Vive Health and Fitness, Frederick Dental Group, Cherry St. Church.