CINCINNATI- University of Cincinnati student-athletes and staff are participating in the Shoes for Haiti shoe drive to raise funds and necessities for the people of Haiti. The fundraiser is currently running through Sept. 13.
The goal of the shoe drive is to help provide footwear to people in need in the country of Haiti and to encourage UC students to consider performing a service trip abroad. Men’s track and field athlete Brian Barney (South Holland, Ill./Seton Academy) started the project after participating in a service trip to Haiti in December 2013 where he noticed the number of people without sufficient footwear. The shoes will be shipped to Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, which is just outside of Port-au-Prince.
Other campus organizations participating in the drive are Serve Beyond Cincinnati, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Theta Phi Alpha Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Chi Fraternity.
To make a contribution, donation bins will be placed on the 4th floors of the Steger Life Center and the Lindner Athletics Center.