Friday, August 21, 2020


The Greenville Church of the Brethren is having a shoe collection during the month of August for the charitable organization, WaterStep.  All types of shoes will be accepted -- shoes can be new, lightly used or even heavily used but must not include mold or mildew.  Your contribution can be dropped off in collection boxes at Greenville COB, Greenville Federal and Ansonia United Methodist Church.

In addition, there will be a scheduled shoe drop-off at the Greenville COB (421 Central Avenue) on Saturday, August 22 from 9 AM – noon.  Anyone can pull up under the awning on the north side of the building and volunteers will take their gift of shoes.

WaterStep provides life-saving technology and education to people in developing countries who lack safe drinking water.  Your donation of shoes will literally save lives.  WaterStep collects all shoes and sells them to a company that pays by the weight.  Proceeds are used to fund safe water projects all over the world.  The shoes are then distributed to small business owners in developing countries, who prep the shoes for re-sale, providing themselves an income. 

In addition to funding water projects, donated shoes keep hundreds of tons of waste out of our landfills. They accept gently used shoes that are free of mold/mildew. Athletic shoes are preferred, but they will accept all styles of shoes. Shoes are sold to an exporter and funds received help bring clean water to those in need.

For additional information, please contact the Greenville Church of the Brethren at 937-548-3583.

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