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Shelby YMCA Holds Shoe Drive To Raise Funds

Story By: Lauren Artino



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  Original Published: 4/17/2014

Shelby YMCA is holding a shoe drive to raise funds, give back and help the environment.

In the US alone, approximately 630 million pairs of shoes are thrown away each year.The materials used to manufacture a pair of shoes are created from chemical compounds that create health hazards if left to disintegrate openly or in landfills.

The Shelby YMCA wants to reduce that waste and give your gently-worn shoes a second life.  

All donated shoes will be redistributed through "Funds2Orgs" and used in developing nations to better the lives of impoverished people.

This campaign will raise funds that directly benefit the Shelby YMCA. Program Director, Eric Finn says the reception has been great. "There have been a lot of people. They'll come in with bags and bags..we're also doing something, if you bring in a pair of used shoes, you can try one of our land or water classes for free"

The goal is to collect 2,500 pairs of shoes by May 15th. For more information, visit SHELBYY.com or call, 419-347- 1312.

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