OBERLIN, OH – Police Pictures is conducting a shoe drive collection on July 18th from 10am-1pm outside of the department lobby, to raise funds for Frontline United.
Police Pictures will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes.
Those dollars will benefit Frontline United.
Frontline United was an initiative launched to help raise money and collect PPE for law enforcement officers.
Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes at Oberlin Police Department on July 18th. Shoes can also be dropped off at the Wellington Police Department until August 17th.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs in helping them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited.
Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school.
Breanna Dechant, Board President, said:
“We are excited to announce our shoe drive initiative in efforts to raise money to purchase PPE.”
Josh Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, said:
“We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like donate to us and help those less fortunate become self-sufficient. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
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By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to Frontline United, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives around the world. Learn more at www.policepictures.org/shoedrive.
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