CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Lowcountry Lab Rescue is joining forces with Wooftrax Shoes for Shelters Fundraiser and Funds2Orgs to conduct a shoe collection drive starting March 14.
Lowcountry Lab Rescue will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise 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.
"The bulk of our funding comes from private donations and our adoption fee covers less than half the cost of caring for an average dog in foster care - let alone some of those that require surgery. This drive is a win-win in terms of a rescue group like ours," says Gail Golightly, Volunteer Coordinator of LLR.
Local businesses have agreed to be drop off locations and healthcare providers Medical University of South Carolina and Roper St. Francis Hospital are collecting shoes from their co-workers.
Local neighborhoods have drop off points in Mount Pleasant, Summerville, North Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Charleston, and even Myrtle Beach.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS INCLUDE:
- Charleston Ice Palace - North Charleston
- AMC of Goose Greek - Goose Creek
- Rusty Rudder - Mt Pleasant
- Dog and Duck Mt. Pleasant
More businesses are expected to be added daily. For more information visit their website here.