Hardin County High School launches Shoe Collection Drive
Shoe donations will help fund the school yearbook and support micro-enterprises in developing nations and reduce what goes into landfills
Hardin County High School is conducting a shoe drive on October 14 through December 14 to raise funds for Yearbook. HCHS Yearbook will earn funds based on the total weight of the shoes collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated footwear. Those dollars will benefit Hardin County High School students. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at the Hardin County High School Office or at the Hardin County Independent.
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 her son to law school.
“We are excited about our shoe drive,” said Kailey Sneed, Yearbook Student. “We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like to donate to us and help those less fortunate become self-sufficient.”
“It’s a win-win for everyone,” added Erica Dial, Yearbook Sponsor.
By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to the Hardin County High School, the shoes will be given
a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives.