MILLSBORO — Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club and Grace United Methodist Church, Millsboro held a gently used shoe drive to support Long Neck Elementary.
The fundraiser, organized by the Long Neck Elementary PTO and the fifth grade student council, will generate funds to benefit the new playground and outdoor classroom the school plans to start this summer.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise (small business) 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 her son to law school.
Long Neck Elementary will be accepting shoes through May 31. They request that those donating gently used shoes, tie the shoes together by the laces and place them in a bag. Shoes can be placed in the large bin located at the entrance of Long Neck Elementary.