Wausau East football shoe drive hits halfway
For the Wausau Times
WAUSAU – As of March 5, the Wausau East Football Shoe Drive has hit the halfway point to its goal of collecting 2,500 pairs.
“There are three and a half weeks to go and we are urging everyone, if they have not already done so, to clean out their closets. If you have one pair or 20 pairs, it all helps. A special shout out goes to Eastbay, Jane’s Estate Sales and Baeseman Shoes for giving a little boost in the donations,” a program release stated.
“The Wausau East Football team is conducting a shoe drive until March 30 to raise funds for their season. The Lumberjacks program will earn funds based on the total weight of the shoes collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated footwear.
“Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at Wausau East High School, the Longfellow Administration Center, the City Hall, YMCA, Thrive and First United Churches, or at any of your local east-side schools.”
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 Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe, and house their families.
“By donating gently worn, used, and new shoes to the Wausau East football program, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives,” the release added.