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BETA Club to host shoe drive

BETA Club to host shoe drive 


Waynesville High School’s BETA Club is conducting a shoe drive on Feb. 16-April 14. Students may bring in their new or gently used shoes to WHS’s drop off boxes at the main entrance, the Ninth Grade Center entrance or Room 304. BETA will announce later how the community can participate in this drive as well. 

All donated shoes will be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families.

In addition, the BETA Club will earn funds based on the total weight of the shoes collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated footwear. Those funds will be used by BETA for future service projects and for state and national convention expenses.

“We are excited about our shoe drive,” said Dawn Wilking, WHS Beta sponsor. “We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets and when they donate the shoes to us, they help those less fortunate become self-sufficient. It’s a win-win for everyone.”


Feb 12, 2021