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Soles4Souls: Changing the World One Pair at a Time
The Voyagers have been collecting new and gently used shoes to donate to Soles4Souls, a non-profit organization that collects and distrubutes footwear throughout the world to communities in crisis. Shoes have been given to victims of the Southeast Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, Haiti, Tuscaloosa, and many other areas suffering from heart-wrenching disaster. The shoe drive began on October 4 and will last through October 21.
The idea for this project came from reading our One Book, One School summer reading assignment, A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah. Beah's memoir tells of being forced to walk barefoot on the hot, burning sands of the beach as a child soldier in Sierra Leone.
Written by: Amanda McDevitt; edited by April Dawkins
Posted: Oct 14, 2011 by April Dawkins