Think INSIDE the (shoe) box!
UPDATE: We are done collecting shoes for this drive--goal met!
Tails of Hope is again partnering with Wooftrax and funds2orgs for their Shoes for Shelters drive. All donated shoes will 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 to her son to law school. Please see pics below.
Tails of Hope will receive money based on the total weight of shoes we collect and donate. Our goal is 2,500 PAIRS of shoes! Any new or gently used shoes are welcome (men's women's, kids, heels, tennis shoes, sandals, boots, etc.) The only type of footwear we can't accept are roller or ice skates or blades.
We need to fill all four virtual shoe cubbies below in order to reach our goal (each cubby compartment represents 25 pairs of shoes). If you have shoes to donate, please contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep checking back below to see our progress.
A big thanks to our friends at the following businesses and organizations, who have kindly offered to be collection sites for shoes. We'll be adding more, so check back often. Thanks for your support and your shoes! Your donation will help both people and pets in need.
A Do or Dye Salon, Mt. Airy, MD
Central Dawgma, Frederick and Hagerstown, MD
Gold's Gym, Eldersburg, MD
Health Unlimited, Mt. Airy, MD
Merritt Athletic Club, Eldersburg, MD
Mt. Airy Mattress, Mt. Airy, MD
PetValu, Ellicott City, MD
The Dixon/Kluge Group, Eldersburg, MD
West End Hair Co, Sykesville, MD
Wow U Salon, Bowie, MD
Special Thanks to...
The National Cathedral, Washington, DC
(They won't have a public-accessed collection box but are doing an in-house collection for Tails of Hope)
Goal = 2,500 pairs
Collected = 2,650 pairs!