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As part of its fall Fundraiser Raise Craze, based on Acts of Kindness, Maharishi School in Fairfield is conducting a shoe drive through Oct. 1. Shoes will be collected at Maharishi School Central Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., at Everybody’s Whole Foods, and at Fairfield Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 25.
The gently worn, used, and new shoes should be in good condition with the soles intact, clean, no holes, and still have life left in them.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise partners, helping them create, maintain, and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe, and house their families.
Maharishi School will also earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will benefit student scholarships.
"We are excited about our shoe drive," said Laura Bordow, the school’s Development Director. "We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like to donate. By doing so, we raise money for student scholarships, and we have the chance to help families in developing nations who need economic opportunities. It's a win-win for everyone.”
By donating gently worn, used, and new shoes to the Maharishi School Shoe Drive, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives around the world.