The Step Sisters organization is holding a shoe drive fundraiser through Nov. 18 to raise money in support of breast cancer patients.
The organization will take donated new or gently worn shoes and, based on their total weight, receive a check from Funds2Orgs. Shoes can be dropped off at eight locations in Loudoun, including Virginia Academy, Brambleton Welcome Center, Native Barre and Easy Day Yoga. A complete list of locations can be found at ourshoedrive.com/step-sisters.
All donated shoes will be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of small business partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs by 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 are used to feed, clothe and house their families.
“This is a great opportunity all around,” stated Ashley Campolattaro, co-executive director of The Step Sisters. “We are asking the local community, including those that attend our annual 5K, to check their houses for shoes ready for donation. Clearing our closets helps us raise money for local breast cancer patients and helps families in developing nations who need economic opportunities.”