Students at Taylor’s Crossing Public Charter School have been collecting thousands of shoes for the last couple of weeks, that’s because they are helping the organization Dando Amor distribute those shoes to orphanages in Ecuador and Africa.
Students from Taylor’s Crossing Public Charter School took about 30 minutes to carry out bags and bags stuffed with shoes to donate to the Dando Amor charity.
“It feels so great, I am so lucky that I got to be able to help with all these guys and it’s just a great feeling” said Freshman Lexy Jenkins.
The school teamed up with Cardon’s Car Wash who will take the trailer full of shoes to the orphanages.
In all, students collected 2,775 shoes.
“I actually feel really amazing. At first I didn’t think that it was that big of a deal, you know. I just thought oh we’re just getting shoes, whatever; but doing it and realizing and hearing the stories, you realize what a huge impact you’re are making. Just one pair of shoes can completely change someone’s life” said Freshman Jordan Scarr.
“I really learned that just one little thing can have such a huge impact on an orphan. Just one pair of shoes, or even if you can’t use the shoes you can like fix them up and sell them for some money because just a couple bucks is just so much to an orphan” continued Jenkins.
All these shoes will be delivered to the orphanages before the month of June.
If you’d like to get involved by either donating shoes or going on one of the trips to Africa or Ecuador; click here.