Saukville Elementary students pitch in to help needy with shoe drive


PREPARED TO COLLECT SHOES at Saukville Elementary School were Kitana Pauly, Jennings Rogers, Mason Soldner, Jordyn Alexander, Zoe Lengle and Principal Chad Brakke. Photo by Sam Arendt
By 
DAN BENSON
Ozaukee Press staff

Saukville Elementary School children will be collecting shoes in the coming weeks to help underprivileged people in other countries and raise funds for the school.

The shoe drive runs Friday, Feb. 8, through Friday, April 5. It is sponsored by the Saukville Parents Association, which has teamed with Florida-based Funds2Org to collect 2,500 pairs of new and gently used shoes for men, women, and children. High heels, boots and sandals are acceptable.  We simply ask that there are no holes or broken heals.     

Collection barrels will be located in Saukville at the Feith Family YMCA from Feb 11-24, and at the Oscar Grady Library and the Port Washington State Bank location in Saukville.  

Shoes also can be dropped off at Saukville Elementary School.

“Once we receive the shoes, we will organize and store them until our shoe drive ends,” said Kristin Lengle, one of the event organizers.

Funds2Orgs will sell the shoes to micro entrepreneurs in developing countries in South and Central America and in Africa. The small business owners or micro entrepreneurs will clean them and sell them.

Saukville Elementary will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods.  

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