Shoes for Haiti- SUCCESS!

March 08, 2010

From February 1st to March 1st, we conducted a “Shoes for Haiti” drive. We set an ambitious goal of 1,000 pairs of shoes and worked with the Spectrum, Cherry Creek Radio, and Canyon Media to get the word out about our drive. It was a major success beyond our imagination.

Our final count came to MORE THAN DOUBLE our original goal.
We collected 2,302 pairs of shoes!
Thank you to all of the Southern Utah community for help.

We also want to thank all of our staff for the work they put into getting these shoes paired and boxed
so we could deliver them to the warehouse in Las Vegas.
A special huge thanks to Marilyn Norton. She took the collections upon herself and did a wonderful job in making sure they were boxed and ready for shipment. This drive never would have been the success it was without all of you!

Pretty much every box you can see in this picture is full of shoes
waiting to be shipped to the main warehouse in Alabama where they
sort, clean, repair, and renew shoes before sending them out to Haiti and
other devastated countries. I would imagine some of these will also be routed
to Chile to help with the devastation that has occurred there.

As of Thursday, March 4th, 1.7 million pairs of shoes had been shipped to Haiti,
with that amount or more still being sorted and cleaned for shipment. The response from
people has been amazing!

We want to thank the entire Southern Utah community for the generosity they have shown during this drive. We were happy to do our part and we were so grateful for all the generous donations.

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