We're collecting 10,000 pairs of sneakers!
No, we're not trying to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. We're holding the RISE Shoe Drive to raise funds for our organization and support micro-enterprise vendors in developing nations.
No need to open your wallet for this fundraiser - plus, you'll not only be supporting RISE, but also empowering entrepreneurship in countries across the planet, where families live on as little as $2 a day, giving people opportunities to help combat poverty.
So how does it work? Drop off your gently used shoes (see below for drop box locations and the kinds of shoes we're looking for), RISE collects and stores them until we have enough to begin shipping them to our shoe drive fundraising partner, who manages the shipment of the shoes to small business owners in developing nations and pays RISE for overseeing our end of the operation.
What kind of shoes are we looking for? Gently worn, new or used running shoes. So no boots, heels, crocs, or sandals, please.
Where are the RISE Shoe Drive drop boxes located? Aside from our office, 70 Isabella Street., Parry Sound, we also have them at the following locations for your convenience:
Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School
MacTier Public School
McDougall Public School
Nobel Public School
Chippewa Intermediate Secondary School
F.J. McElligott Secondary School
Widdifield Secondary School
Legion Branch #113
Parry Sound High School
Parry Sound Public School
St. James Church
Humphrey Public School
Sundridge Centennial Public School
Want to get more involved? Contact us to find out about the different volunteer opportunities available with the RISE Shoe Drive:
(705) 746-6996 ext.103