(Millsboro) (May 4, 2021) — Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club and Grace United Methodist Church, Millsboro were delighted to support Long Neck Elementary with their gently used shoe drive. The fund raiser, organized by the Long Neck Elementary PTO and the 5th grade student council, will generate funds to benefit the new playground and outdoor classroom the school plans to start this summer.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs in helping them create, maintain, and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe, and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send her son to law school.
Long Neck Elementary will be accepting shoes through May 31. They request that those donating gently used shoes, tie the shoes together by the laces and place them in a bag. Shoes can bed place in the large bin located at the entrance of Long Neck Elementary.
“We are delighted to have the Grace United Methodist Church and Long Neck Elementary partner with us on this fundraising endeavor,” noted Stephen Lovellette, Assistant Principal, Long Neck Elementary. “Both organizations have been very generous in their support of our playground, and the Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club is a valued partner in many projects we have at the school.”