by Jodie LeMaster
South Hills Webmaster
LEWISTOWN — The Health Careers Club at the Lewistown location of South Hills School of Business & Technology recently organized a shoe drive to benefit Soles4Souls, a not-for-profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing.
Founded in 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 26 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries, including here in the United States. The founders’ vision is to eradicate extreme poverty by the year 2030.
Throughout the month of October, South Hills Lewistown’s students, faculty, and staff donated over 140 pairs of gently used shoes and boots in both children’s and adults’ sizes. The shoes will be added to donations collected by other local businesses for a delivery of over 2,600 pairs of shoes that will be shipped out for distribution in March 2017.