Shoe donations will also support micro-enterprises in developing nations and reduce what goes into landfills.
Mandy Patton, a Harrisburg area prospective adoptive parent, is partnering with SIC’s Nursing Club, Hardin County School, and Leamington Church to conduct a shoe drive from now until May 5th to raise funds to help offset the significant cost of adoption. Funds are earned based on the total weight of the shoes collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated footwear. The drive has already collected over 600 pairs of shoes but is still looking for local businesses and families to partner with to reach the goal of 7,500 pairs. Anyone can help by donating unwanted, gently worn, used or new shoes at SIC ‘s campus or by contacting email@example.com for more drop off locations.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.
By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to the drive, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives.