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Women's soccer team holding shoe drive

05 July 2017

Clean out your closets, the Pratt Community College Women’s Soccer team is collecting gently used, worn and new shoes to fundraise for their upcoming season.
Women’s Soccer head coach, Ashley Burnett, says collecting shoes will help children in need as well as raise money for equipment.

“We decided to do a shoe drive as we would rather ask for your shoes than your money,” said Burnett. “Everyone has shoes lying around that they don’t use anymore and they can go to good use and help the women’s soccer program.”

The team is trying to reach a goal of 200 bags of shoes which is about 25 pair per bag. The collection will be shipped to Florida through an organization called Funds2Orgs and then sent to underdeveloped countries who are in need.

Funds2Orgs is an Orlando, Fla. based social enterprise company. Founded in 2013, Funds2Orgs works with organizations to help them raise money collecting used and new shoes that are distributed to microentrepreneurs in developing nations.

For each pound of shoes the PCC soccer team collects and sends off they will receive .40 cents. All profits will go towards the program for jerseys, equipment, field resources and more.

Shoes can be dropped off at the PCC campus in Pratt. A donation box is set up in front of the Admissions office in the commons area of the Benson Education Center.  

For more information about the shoe drive and the Women’s Soccer program contact, Burnett at ashleyb@prattcc.edu.