Gifft Hill School Hosting Shoe Drive

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Donations of $1 per pair of shoes are greatly appreciated to help with the cost of shipping.

Gifft Hill School is pleased to announce a shoe drive beginning Monday, October 8, and ending on its 3rd Annual community service day Gifft Hill School Gives Back on November 16.

GHS is partnering with Soles4Souls as well as collecting shoes for needy St. John families in addition to students at the GHS partner school in Uganda. 

Shoes will be collected until November 16, when a team of students and faculty will clean, organize and pack donated shoes for delivery. 

Soles4Souls has distributed more than 19 million pairs of shoes around the world with the help of partners like Gifft Hill School. With one in every four adults in the world living in extreme poverty, basic necessities like shoes are simply unavailable. 

In developing nations like Haiti, Honduras, and Tanzania, walking is the main form of transportation, and shoes can protect a person’s feet from cuts and infections. Also, children in other parts of the world cannot attend school without a pair of shoes.

GHS is the only preschool through high school program on St. John, currently serving more than 160 students. Community service is an important part of the curriculum as well as a graduation requirement, and this day of service has become a tradition to which both students and staff look forward. 

Collection boxes will be located at both the Lower and Upper Campuses of GHS. Any style of new or gently used shoes will be accepted. Donations of $1 per pair of shoes are greatly appreciated to help with the cost of shipping.

For more information call the school at 776-1730 or email mollymurrill@giffthillschool.org for more information.