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PTA Fundraiser Set To Collect 40,000 Shoes

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In Richland, starting Monday a new fundraiser is set up to benefit kids in Africa, but it will also give back to some local students. In Richland, starting Monday a new fundraiser is set up to benefit kids in Africa, but it will also give back to some local students.

RICHLAND, WA - In Richland, starting Monday a new fundraiser is set up to benefit kids in Africa, but it will also give back to some local students.

The PTA is going to need plenty shoes. About 40,000 to be exact. The shoes will go to Burkina Faso, an African country where many of the children are poor and starving. The kids in Africa will wear the shoes that fit and they will sell or manufacture byproducts from the material of the shoes as well. The PTA will receive some kickback funds from the non-profit group that collects the shoes. Their plan is to create scholarships for Richland students with about $8,000.       

"Most of all it's something that we can give to other people that are less fortunate than we are," said Julia Webb from the Richland High School PTA. "That's the ultimate goal is to help these people, the children actually that have no shoes."

Bins will be located at most schools in Richland as well as local businesses like Key Bank on Lee Boulevard. Over the next two weeks within homeroom classes and between schools the collection of shoes will become a competition for students with a prize at the end.

You can drop off shoes at:

Richland High

Hanford High

Chief Joe Middle

Enterprish Middle

Jason Lee

Tapteal

Marcus Whitman

Sacajawea

Key Bank On Lee Boulevard

Carmichael

Jefferson Elementary

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