SHS Class Project Shoe Drive Extended To End Of January

Earlier in December, the eight members of the leadership class at Sidney High School had to split into two groups and come up with a plan for their semester project. One group chose to attempt to change school policy about decorating graduation caps, but the other decided to hold a shoe drive.

Corbin Steinbeisser, Corben Holler, Hailey Holzworth, and Treyce Bower looked around at the world around them. They noticed that several of their classmates had shoes that had holes in them, were very dirty, or just falling apart. Holler said he even had a cousin that needed new shoes. They noticed that there are organizations around Sidney that hold food drives, toy drives, and clothing drives yearly but no one holds shoe drives. They decided that holding a shoe drive would not only be a good semester project, it would also benefit the community around them. They set up a drop-off box in the main entry of the high school and left flyers with a number to call if someone wanted them to pick shoes up from their home or office. They started taking shoes on Dec. 12 and planned to finish on Dec. 19 but quickly realized that seven days is not enough time for a drive of any kind. Now, even though the class ended in the fourth week of December, they plan to continue to take shoes until Jan. 31.

Once the drive is over, the group first plans to go to the school administration and see if they know of anyone in need of new shoes. From there, they will take some to the Salvation Army and shelters in Sidney. If there are any more left the rest will go to the women's prison in Billings. All shoes will be accepted no matter the look.

All four members of the group are confident in their choice of project and are proud to be able to help the community in this way. For more information or to schedule a pickup for shoes no longer needed or wanted contact the group at 406-599-5143.


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