Old shoes serving a new purpose!

All, Preferred Movement     by Stacy Lochtefeld

shoes Heidelberg’s Cross Country Team was​ collecting shoes all summer long ​to give to Funds2Orgs. This organization will be giving the shoes to those in need in developing nations like Haiti and parts of Africa.

In the US alone, approximately 600 million pairs of shoes are thrown away each year. The materials used to manufacture shoes are created from chemical compounds, the kind that will create health hazards if left to disintegrate openly or in landfills.

Gently worn, used and new shoes are used in developing nations for impoverished people to start, maintain, and grow their micro-enterprise. Collected shoes are consolidated and shipped to these micro-entrepreneurs where they are cleaned and repaired. Because of this opportunity, individuals are able to feed, clothe, and house their families.

The Preferred Insurance office felt this was a well worthy cause and just another reason to clean out our closets! We were happy to compile a large donation!



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