November 19 2015
The Elmira College Baseball team will continue to collect shoes through December 6th as part of their shoe collection drive, which began in September. Gently worn, used, or new shoes are sought and can be dropped off at head coach Corey Paluga's office in the Meier Athletic Suite in Speidel Gymnasium.
"We are excited about our shoe drive," said Coach Paluga. "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," added Paluga.
The Soaring Eagles Baseball team has partnered with Funds2Orgs for this initiative. The fundraiser will have a dual purpose, as it will help make a positive impact in impoverished communities abroad, while also helping the team raise funds for a spring training trip to Florida. The team will earn funds based on the number of pairs of shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs has pledged to purchase all donated goods.
Funds2Orgs is a network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. The organization helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Products procured by the organization from the mutually symbiotic relationships, such as the partnership with Elmira College Baseball, are redistributed throughout Funds2Orgs network, helping to provide viable business opportunities for people in developing nations.
By donating to the Elmira College Baseball team, you will not only be helping the program's training efforts, but will also be making a difference in people's lives.
Local organizations interested in learning more about conducting a shoe drive of their own can visit Funds2orgs.com.