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Catholic Campus Ministry & Newman Club Collecting Jeans for Project Sole Hope!


Posted 02/17/2017
Submitted by Sandi Smith
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements
Shoes that Change Lives

Shoes that Change Lives

Why this project?

Why this project?

The Catholic Campus Ministry and the Newman Club will be making shoes for Ugandan children during their Spring 2017 Retreat on February 24-26. 

If you are like most college students, you have a warm place to live and a closet full of shoes.  While we are blessed, we are always reminded that there are children beginning their day with barely enough to wear, no clean water, and NO SHOES.

On retreat, the students will be recycling old blue jeans into shoe uppers. Shipped to Africa, the uppers are sewn and attached to soles made from locally recycled tires. Local tailors and shoemakers very carefully craft the Sole Hope shoes that are given out at medical clinics.

Now you have a chance to change a life. 

How can you help?  We are collecting old blue jeans and empty, clean milk and water jugs so that we have the main supplies for the shoes.  We have some donations already but we could use more! The more jeans we get, the more shoes we can cut and ship!  In addition, it costs $10 per pair of shoes to ship so if you don't have any jeans to donate, please consider a monetary donation to help defray the shipping costs!

Collections will be accepted in GSU 153 (the Campus Ministry suite) until Thursday, February 23.  Thank you in advance for helping these children! 

For more information about the Sole Hope organization, please see their web site at www.solehope.org.

Any questions, please contact Sandi Smith at X4899 or email at uhacatholicmin@aol.com

Shoes that Change Lives

Shoes that Change Lives

Why this project?

Why this project?