Safe Hollow Animal Sanctuary Inc. is conducting a shoe-collection drive that began last month and runs through Nov. 10 to raise funds for new dog kennels.
Safe Hollow will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected, as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods. Those dollars will benefit Safe Hollow.
Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at Ludowici BBQ on Highway
301 across from Long County Middle School or at Coastal Mini-Storage at 404 Fraser Circle in Hinesville.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families.
One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school.
“We are excited about our shoe drive,” said Debbie Calicutt of Safe Hollow.
“We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like donate to us and help those less fortunate become self-sufficient. It’s a win-win for everyone,” added Safe Hollow’s Nancy Owens.
By donating shoes to the Shoes for Shelters Program, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives.