District-wide Shoe Drive Helping Those in the Community
May 1, 2017 By:Hunter Watson
By Hunter Greenlaw for The Piper
If you have extra shoes laying around, you can help other young people who are in need of shoes through a community shoe drive.One Thousand Soles is a teen-championed community shoe drive for children in-need. Salem-Keizer High Schools compete to see how many shoes can be collected each year from this drive alone. In April, the shoe drive begins to strategize their plan of attack. Students go to an all day meeting to figure out how to run the drive at their school, and come back with all the knowledge they need to collect the shoes. Students participating will return to their schools to figure out how to get their school to be the best one. There will be eight high schools participating in the Salem-Keizer district. They are expecting two thousand soles with all of the schools and the community combined. The drop off places for McNary will be the Keizertimes, Bricks and Minifigs on River Road, Claggett Creek Middle School, Whiteaker Middle School, and Clear Lake Elementary School. For all those that do want to participate you can drop off new or lightly used shoes at those locations. Students, along with the people in the community,can help by cleaning shoes at the IKE Box in Salem if they cannot donate, but want to support the cause. The drive is put on at the school by McNary’s AVID program and the National Honors Society.