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United Way of the Ouachitas
For Immediate Release: September 4, 2020.
Hot Springs, AR 2020 – United Way of the Ouachitas is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser beginning Friday, September 4th in an effort to raise funds for our local partner agencies within the 7-county region in which we service. United Way will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes to the United Way office located at 233 Hobson Avenue.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe and house their families.
"We are excited about our shoe drive," said Cora Easterday Community Outreach and Marketing Director. "We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like to donate to us. By doing so, we raise money for our community partners and we have the chance to help families in developing nations who need economic opportunities. It's a win-win for everyone.”
By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to the United Way of the Ouachitas’ Cash4Shooz Fundraiser, the shoes will be given a second chance to make a difference in people’s lives around the world.
Please visit https://www.unitedwayouachitas.org/cash4shooz-fundraiser for more information.
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