The gently worn footwear can be dropped off at either the Milan or Berlin Heights libraries. All sizes are accepted. The deadline is July 12.
“The shoes will be given to third-world entrepreneurs who will repair and resell the shoes in their home countries. This helps raise individuals who are in desperate need of financial support to help themselves by starting a business of their own,” secretary Tillie McCleese said.
Countries that will receive our shoes include: Haiti, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Guinea and Honduras. The Berlin Heights Kiwanis receives money in turn to purchase books for Edison Elementary School students.
“This is a real win-win program. Help the world and help our local students,” McCleese said.