Reinhardt’s Students in Free Enterprise (S.I.F.E.) and Business Ethics Class Conduct Shoe Donation Drive
Step up and give back! Reinhardt University’s SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team and Business 290 (Business Ethics) class are hosting a Soles4Souls Shoe Drive from October 10 through November 15.
“I would encourage each and everyone one of you to bring in your old, unwanted, or unused shoes,” said Dr. Kathy Hyatt, assistant professor of business and SIFE advisor. “ANY shoes in ANY condition will be accepted. We encourage you to also please spread the word and tell your friends and family about our drive and get them to donate too!”
Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people everywhere. The charity distributes these shoes to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away more than 14 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 7 seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in more than 127 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States.
Donation boxes for the shoe drive are located in the Lawson/Tarpley Academic Building, Falany Performing Arts Center, Paul Jones Hall, Hasty Student Life Center, Support Services, which is located on the first floor of Reinhardt’s Burgess Administration Building, and at Reinhardt’s North Fulton Center.
“SIFE advisors, including myself, Tina Boosel, instructor of business, Peggy Collins-Feehery, director of career services, and Brian O’Loughlin, assistant professor of communication, along with both the SIFE students and the students in Business Ethics class would like to thank Gary Pringle [father of Reinhardt sophomore Andy Pringle] and Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans, Ga., for their continued support of our shoe drive,” said Hyatt. “They are planning to donate close to 500 pairs of shoes again this year if possible. We would also like to thank all of you who contribute and make this event possible!”
For more information about how you can help “change the world one pair at a time,” contact Hyatt at 770-720-5591 or KEH@reinhardt.edu