Number of Participants: 26
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $879
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: June 10, 2019
Members of the Copiague Builders Club at the Copiague Middle School worked together with their school and local community to collect shoes for those in need. The club partnered with Give Your Sole, a nonprofit agency that provides men, women and children with moderately worn sneakers, shoes, boots and footwear. The organization then teams up with local rescue missions and shelters in New York City to distribute the shoes.
The club collected 775 pairs of shoes since starting its initiative in January. Students sorted the shoes, tied them together and bagged them for transport. Builders Club adviser Maria Ostrofsky said the club has been organizing the shoe collection for 19 years and hopes to reach 10,000 pairs donated next year.