Shoe donations will also support micro-enterprises in developing nations and reduce what goes into landfills
NWAL Herding Dog Rescue, Inc. is conducting a shoe collection drive on Sept. 10 through Nov. 10, to raise funds for Shelties and Collies rescued by our organization who have urgent needs and special needs. Our organization will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds20rgs will purchase all of the donated shoes on behalf of WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters. Those dollars raised will benefit all Shelties and Collies taken in by our organization. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at Tractor Supply, Fairlea.
Earlier this year, over $55,000 was raised by shelters nationwide as part of the WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters Spring Campaign. With your help, WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters Fall campaign will donate more funds to support the needs of our shelter and many other across the U.S.
Last December, WoofTrax donated over $65,000 to shelters nationwide as part of the WoofTrax Walk for a Dog app. Taking your Walk for a Dog is healthy for your dog, you and your local shelter or rescue. Now users of the WoofTrax Walk for a Dog app can support their local shelters and rescues, and help animals in need by donating the shoes worn while using the app – or ANY gently worn, used or new shoes.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds20rgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. Funds20rgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other developing nations in need. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school.
“We are excited about our shoe drive,” said Karen Bordonaro, director. “We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like donate to us and help those less fortunate become self-sufficient. It’s a win-win for everyone,” especially all the Shelties and Collies this will help.
By donating shoes to the WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters drive, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in the lives of people and animals.