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The Fridley High School Minnesota Honor Society (MHS) is hosting a Shoe Drive, collecting donations of gently worn, used and new shoes from January 16 to February 28.
“We are raising funds for our MHS organization by collecting shoes, but one of the reasons we wanted to host this shoe drive was to help global communities,” said MHS member Baobai Xiong.
The MHS students have partnered with micro-enterprise vendor organization Funds2Org. Shoes collected during the drive will be used to start and maintain micro-enterprises in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps individuals to 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 of the entrepreneurs in Haiti earned enough money to send her son to law school,” said Baobai. “We are inspired by that story and hope that we can help other families and make a global impact.”
The students’ fundraiser aims to collect a total of 2,500 pairs of shoes. Shoes can be donated in the Fridley High School main office or placed in the blue bin in the high school cafeteria.