Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) Launches Fundraising Shoe Drive to Raise Funds, Support Microenterprise in Developing Nations, and Help the Environment
Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) is conducting a shoe collection drive on Feb. 17th – March 3rd to raise funds for the Food Pantry, Social Services & Crisis Center while benefiting microenterprise ventures in developing nations and keeping old shoes out of local landfills. Individuals can help by donating gently worn, used shoes at 5011 East 5th Street, Katy, TX 77493.
In the US alone, approximately 630 million pairs of shoes are thrown away per year. The materials used to manufacture a pair of shoes are created from chemical compounds that will create health hazards if left to disintegrate openly or in landfills. By donating your gently worn, used shoes to the KCM Spring Shoe Drive your shoes are given a second chance to make a difference. All donated shoes will be redistributed to microenterprise partners through Funds2Orgs and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start, maintain, and grow a unique business opportunity to feed, clothe, and house their families.
“We are very excited to be conducting this shoe drive in Katy" notes Deysi Crespo, KCM CEO. "This campaign will raise funds that directly benefit KCM and be used for feeding & caring for our community. The additional advantages of diverting shoes from the waste stream to create commerce and sustainability in peoples’ lives make this a win-win for everyone,” said Crespo. "Our goal is to collect 2000 bags of shoes or, 50,000 pairs. The only way we can do that is if community members step up and help. I am calling on everyone to clean out their unwanted, gently worn, used shoes and donate them to us."
The preferred method of delivery is pairs of shoes rubber banded together in 33 gallon trash bags with 25 pairs per bag.
If you, your church, business or organization, are interested in participating in the KCM Spring Shoe Drive, KCM will provide bags, rubber bands and pick up donations at your location. To learn more about the KCM Spring Shoe Drive you may contact Lily DeLagarza by phone at 281-391-5261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .