We're kicking off a new, out of the box fundraiser, and we're hoping with your help, it can be successful!
We are collecting new/gently worn shoes! Yes, look down, those shoes on your feet! We are collecting them here at the shelter, as well partnering with St. Anne Grade School, Bradley West, and Bradley Central's Student Councils for additional collection sites! You simply go through the bottom of your closet where all those old shoes keep piling up and drop them in a box!
Are you a business owner, or know of a great place to add as a collection site? Shoot us an email! We'd love to expand out!
Our goal is 100 bags of shoes, which would earn us $1,000! Each 'bag' is 25 pairs of shoes. It's quite the goal, but with all the help and supporters that we have, we think it'll be a piece of cake!
Where do the shoes go? The shoes collected are used to support micro-enterprise vendors. Micro-enterprises are small businesses in developing nations. They are typically operated by one person or family and friends, depending on size. This then helps these families get out of poverty and provide for their family!