East Orange Rotary Club launches shoe drive fundraiser – Essex News Daily

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – The Rotary Club of East Orange is hosting a fundraiser from now until June 1 to raise money for the club’s community initiatives. The Rotary Club of East Orange will earn funds based on the total weight of lightly worn, used and new pairs of shoes collected; the club will receive a check for the shoes collected by Funds2Orgs, an organization that pays for the shoes and then resells them to raise money for charity.

Anyone can help by donating lightly worn, used and new shoes to the East Orange Community Development Corp. Food Pantry, 37 Evergreen Place in East Orange, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during designated fundraising time .

All donated shoes will ultimately be redistributed through the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners. Funds2Orgs works with microentrepreneurs to help them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunities and jobs are limited. Proceeds from shoe sales raised at shoe fundraisers are used to feed, clothe and house their families.

“We are delighted with our shoe campaign,” said club chairman Carol Jenkins. “We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets that they may want to donate to us. By doing so, we raise funds for our ongoing community initiatives and have the chance to help families in developing countries. development who need economic help. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

By donating lightly worn, used and new shoes to the Rotary Club of East Orange shoe drive, shoes will get a second chance and make a difference in the lives of people around the world.

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