Several members of Indian Hollow Elementary School's Kindness Team sit atop the truckload of shoes the Kindness Team collected in support of Save-a-Sole. The school drive netted nearly 400 items!
Save-a-Sole, the county's newest recycling opportunity, collects shoes, sneakers, boots, cleats, sandals, slippers, heels, handbags, belts, hats, luggage, backpacks and laptops bags in any condition for recycling! The program is in search of shoes that would otherwise be thrown away — those that are too worn, torn or out-of-style for yard sales and local charities. All items will be shipped to West Africa where they will be cleaned and repaired, providing much-needed jobs. Refurbished items will then make their way into the impoverished region's charitable network. Look for the "Shoe Drop" at your nearest convenience site (except Gainesboro) or the landfill! Save-a-Sole collection is also available at Total Image/Workingman's Store on Amherst Street and the Frederick County Animal Shelter. The only requirement is that shoes be dry and banded, bagged or tied together as a pair.