Town ‘N Kountry Kids help collect for Soles4Souls

The Town ‘N Kountry Kids Blue and Red 4-H Clubs recently participated in the statewide 4-H community service project of collecting new or gently used shoes for Soles4Souls. The project goal is to collect 10,000+ pairs of shoes that will be given to those in need around the globe. This past week at 4-H TLC (Teen Leadership Camp) in Brookings, delegates helped to properly package the shoes to be sent to Soles4Souls (S4S). The total number of shoes donated through Sanborn County 4-H was approximately 500. To date, close to 7,000 pairs of shoes have been collected across the state. The club will continue to collect shoes through Aug. 1 to work towards the 10,000 pairs goal.  Shoes may be taken to your local 4-H office or to a regional office, or you may contact any 4-H member.

Once the collection project is complete, S4S will ship the shoes to developing countries. If 10,000 shoes are donated on our behalf, S4S will coordinate a new shoe distribution with a non-profit of our choice in South Dakota. Soles4Souls approach to wearing out poverty includes: 1) Protect the environment: Repurpose new and gently-worn shoes and clothing otherwise destined for landfills. 2) Create economic opportunities: Utilize product to help entrepreneurs in emerging nations create and sustain small businesses to generate sustainable income. 3) Serve those in need: Distribute new shoes and clothing to those in need and in times of disaster around the world, even in South Dakota.   Visit to find more information on the impact this organization is making.

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