School launches shoe drive fundraiser

FRENCH CREEK — French Creek Elementary School is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser during the months of August and September to raise funds to take students on field trips around the state.

French Creek Elementary School will 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.

Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes to French Creek Elementary School during school hours. If you cannot make it to drop off shoes during school hours, call the school at 304-924-6381, and someone will arrange another means of pick-up for you.

All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs in 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. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send her son to law school.