Monday, September 21, 2020

Ohio Wave 16u Launches Shoe Collection Drive to Raise money for their travel softball team.

Shoe donations will also support micro-enterprises in developing nations and reduce what goes into landfills

Greenville, OH, September 26, 2020: Ohio Wave 16u is conducting a shoe drive on 9/26/20 - 11/26/20 to raise funds for tournaments and travel expenses.   Ohio Wave 16u organization will earn funds based on the total weight of the shoes collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated footwear.  Those dollars will benefit the softball players by helping to cover the costs associated with tournament entry fees and travel expenses. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at: The Academy, 615 Riffle Ave. Greenville, OH 45331 every Sunday from 4:00-6:00 pm or email for local pickup. 

All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations.  Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school.

“We are excited about our shoe drive," said Jared McLear, Coach. "We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like donate to us and help those less fortunate become self-sufficient.  It’s a win-win for everyone,” added McLear.

By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to the Ohio Wave 16u, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives. 

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