Class of 2020 launches shoe drive fundraiser

Do­nated shoes go to third world coun­tries, raises funds for Hamburg Class of 2020

The Hamburg Area Item - - Local News - From Class of 2020

The Hamburg Area High School Class of 2020 launched a shoe drive fundraiser on Nov. 1 to raise funds for the Class of 2020, work­ing hard to help peo­ple in need, while also earn­ing money for their class.

The Class of 2020 will earn funds based on the to­tal weight of the pairs of gen­tly worn, used and new shoes col­lected, as Fund­s2Orgs will is­sue a check for the col­lected shoes. Those dol­lars will ben­e­fit The Class of 2020. Any­one can help by do­nat­ing gen­tly worn, used and new shoes at Com­mu­nity Drop Off Day, Satur­day De­cem­ber 9th from 9- 12pm at the Hamburg Pub­lic Li­brary.

All do­nated shoes will then be re­dis­tributed through­out the Fund­s2Orgs net­work of mi­croen­ter­prise part­ners. Fund­s2Orgs works with mi­cro- en­trepreneurs in help­ing them cre­ate, main­tain and grow small busi­nesses in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries where eco­nomic op­por­tu­nity and jobs are lim­ited. Pro­ceeds from the sales of the shoes col­lected in shoe drive fundrais­ers 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 Paiton Al­brecht, Class Pres­i­dent. “We know that most peo­ple have ex­tra shoes in their clos­ets they would like to do­nate to us. By do­ing so, we raise money for The Class of 2020, and we have the chance to help fam­i­lies in de­vel­op­ing na­tions who need eco­nomic op­por­tu­ni­ties. It’s a win- win for ev­ery­one.”

By do­nat­ing gen­tly worn, used and new shoes to the Class of 2020, the shoes will be given a sec­ond chance and make a dif­fer­ence in peo­ple’s lives around the world.

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The Hamburg Area High School Class of 2020launched a shoe drive fundraiser on Nov. 1 to raise funds for the Class of 2020and do­nate shoes to those in need. Pic­tured with the do­na­tion box are Caitlin Steele, left, and Paiton Al­brecht.

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The Hamburg Area High School Class of 2020stu­dent Paiton Al­brecht with do­nated shoes.

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