Shoes to be collected for people without
Published: Monday, October 24, 2011
Updated: Monday, October 24, 2011 10:10
During Homecoming week, Omega Delta Phi fraternity will host its yearly "Soles for Lost Souls" shoe donation campaign.
The organization will be collaborating with others to help get the shoes out. This is the fourth year the fraternity has hosted this event.
The fraternity will be accepting all pairs of shoes, new or used.
Each year the Omega Delta Phi fraternity hosts the campaign, it becomes more successful. Last year, they collected approximately 250 pairs of shoes. After the campaign is done, the members clean and polish the shoes, making them look their best. Once the shoes are cleaned, they are sent to Godtell Ministries. After arrival, Godtell ships the shoes to many places, including local.
What many people on and off campus might not know is that although there are countries where most people do not have shoes, there are also hundreds of those same people here in our own community. So after Godtell receives the shoes, they sent a portion of the shoes to the homeless shelter in town. If there are any leftover pairs, the shoes then go to the Goodwill.
The brothers started the donations because for many people, acquiring shoes is a difficult task. Most people take for granted being able to walk to class or across town in shoes, when there are many who do not have those opportunities. Feeling inspired, the brothers decided to help those in need.
"Soles for Lost Souls" will take place outside of the student center on the plaza. It will go all throughout Homecoming week.
Anyone wishing to donate shoes is encouraged to do so. If there is no one is around to collect them, the fraternity will have totes located throughout the student center. To donate, just lift the lids and drop the shoes in. At the end of the week, all of the shoes will be collected.