RICHLAND, WA - An ongoing shoe drive in Richland schools is in need of the support of more students.
They have already collected over 1,200 shoes for charity but they need help to completely fill a storage facility. In Burkina Faso, an African country where many of the children are poor and starving, kids need shoes to wear and also use as material to make things they can sell. After a week of getting the word out, the fundraiser needs an overhaul. They need 40,000 shoes so the non-profit they are working with can pick them up, but they have a long way to go. They will take any shoes in any condition.
"Anything. Anything that would go on your foot," said Julia Webb from the Richland High PTA. "Whether it's new or used. It could have holes in it. it doesn't matter. Everything gets used. We even had a pair of roller blades dropped off so I'm sure they'll figure some way to use those."
Richland schools are competing to collect the most shoes this week. You can drop off shoes at the schools or businesses like the Key Bank on Lee Boulevard or Aegis Team Crossfit Gym in Pasco on Burden.