School Shoe Drive
CLAREMORE, OKLA. – In September, the Claremore Seventh-day Adventist Church began a “Shoe Drive” for the Funds2Orgs Group, which seeks opportunities for people in developing countries to provide a way for them to increase commerce and business to provide needed goods in these communities as well as provide a path out of poverty.
The shoes collected are sold inexpensively by small business owners in communities in need of proper footwear. Patti Darbyshire, the director of our drive, challenged the students of Heritage Adventist School to join in the campaign. She challenged our students to collect eight bags of shoes with each bag containing 25 pairs of shoes, boots or cleats. The students went to work to spread the word to family, friends and neighbors. As of this writing, the students have reached seven bags of shoes! That’s 175 pairs of shoes!
What an awesome missionary project our students have been a part of! Thank you students for helping people around the world!
By Cheri Robinson