Funds2Orgs and Christ Our Redeemer
We are collecting gently worn and new shoes for a fundraiser for our church building fund. We are a small but mighty group here at Christ Our Redeemer and want to help others as we try to keep our House of God beautiful and functioning in our community.
WHEN: January through April 2018
WHERE: Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
HOW TO HELP: Bring any new or gently worn shoes to the church any day or time. We have a collection tote by the side entrance door. Please deposit them into the tote or bring them to the church on Sunday . (We are here for services from 9 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m.)
What Happens to the Shoes We Collect?
The shoes we collect serve as a philanthropic bridge to give people a hand-up and work opportunity, rather than just a hand-out. Micro-entrepreneurs set up small businesses. They sell the shoes we gather in their communities, which creates business and commerce opportunities leading to sustainability.
Team members from Funds2Orgs have traveled to developing nations to see micro-entrepreneurs in action. Micro-entrepreneurs set up small businesses. Because of systemic poverty in many developing countries around the world, working age adults have to create their own economic opportunities.
The footwear collected in our shoe drive fundraisers give our community a socially responsible way to dispose of shoes, which can take more than a lifetime to decompose when discarded improperly.