FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Moore Mustangs Launch Fundraising Shoe Drive to Raise Funds, Support Microenterprise in Developing Nations, and Help the Environment
The public is invited to participate in a shoe collection drive to benefit the Moore Mustangs Pathfinder Club. Lasting from May 1 – June 28.
We are conducting a shoe collection drive to raise funds to help offset the costs of participating in the 2014 International Pathfinder Camoree in OshKosh, Wisconsin. This shoe drive will also benefit microenterprise ventures in developing nations and keeping old shoes out of local landfills. Individuals can help by donating gently worn, used shoes of any kind.
In the US alone, approximately 630 million pairs of shoes are thrown away per year. The materials used to manufacture a pair of shoes are created from chemical compounds that will create health hazards if left to disintegrate openly or in landfills. By donating your gently worn, used shoes to the Mustang Pathfinder Club your shoes are given a second chance to make a difference. All donated shoes will be redistributed to microenterprise partners through Funds2Orgs and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start, maintain, and grow a unique business opportunity to feed, clothe, and house their families.
“Our goal is to collect 7,500 pairs of shoes. The only way we can achieve this is if community members step up and help. I am calling on everyone to clean out their unwanted, gently worn, used shoes and donate them to us.” Jason Watts Club Director.
If you have any questions, would like to help support this cause, or need more collection bags please call.