Get rid of shoes that your kids have outgrown or ones that are no longer your style! The Indian Lake High School SADD Club (Students Against Destructive Decisions) has placed boxes at each of the district’s buildings for you to deposit gently used or new shoes. The group is not asking people to buy anything, only to donate what is around the house. Shoe sizes from infant through adult, sandals, cleats, boots, any type of foot covering are being accepted. The shoes should be gently used or like new with no rips, holes or water damage, and no soles coming off. SADD will earn money based on the number of pounds of footwear collected.
The footwear will be sent to developing countries like Haiti, Uganda and India, where micro-entrepreneurs use the shoes collected in North American fundraisers for their businesses. The collected footwear provides inventory for micro-businesses around the world, which helps create economic sustainability. This means survival for many families.
The SADD Shoe Drive will run through April 18.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.