Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 30
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: June 9, 2021
Bellmore–Merrick Central High School District
For the past few months, Grand Avenue Middle School’s Student Council in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District has been hosting a shoe and sneaker drive to raise money for the school.
“As students and educators, we want to leave the world a better place for future generations,” said Howard Fields, who is the dean of students, a social studies teacher and student council adviser. “We have to do sustainable things to help the planet and the environment. That means keeping gently worn, used and new shoes out of landfills. Most families have 10 pairs of shoes they no longer use, but they have nowhere to throw them away. In other words, they know that throwing shoes in the trash is not the answer.”
They collected 625 pairs of gently worn and new shoes.
In return, Funds2org.com rewarded Grand Avenue by paying them .40 cents for every pound of shoes collected. These shoes will be shipped to people and places hurt by natural disasters around the world.
1-2) Grand Avenue Middle School’s Student Council members held a shoe and sneaker drive to help people and places impacted by natural disaster around the world.
Photos courtesy of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District