Donate Used Shoes for Charity at West Creek Self Storage
Footwear is something most people take for granted, but for many throughout the world, shoes are a luxury they cannot afford. In addition to providing comfort and improving self-confidence, shoes protect against infection and disease.
West Creek Self Storage in Eagleswood is running a shoe drive from now through Jan. 31, 2013. Shoes of any shape, size, style or condition are accepted at the Customer Service Center located at 421 Route 9. All items donated will be given to the Shoes 2 Share organization, a grassroots charitable ministry that seeks to “share the Good News (of the Gospel) through the gift of shoes,” aiming to provide hope, comfort and opportunity to men, women and children in need. The ministry’s growing list of beneficiary countries – from Afghanistan to Zambia – includes international and domestic programs that help individuals to participate in school, church, sports, work and other everyday activities.
The Delaware-based organization was inspired by founders Rhonda and Tim Wampler’s experience in adopting two children from Haiti, where they witnessed extreme poverty and suffering and were moved to make a difference with Shoes 2 Share.
Shoes can be dropped off during the business hours of 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 609-296-6643 or visit shoes2share.org. —V.L.