Hamburg Class of 2020 launches shoe drive fundraiser

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

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 micro-enterprise 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.”

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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.