During the month of March we held a “Like Us” campaign on Facebook benefitting American Cancer Society Relay for Life. We would like to thank you for all of your support – we had almost 100 new “Likes”!
Dear Shoes for Kids Project Supporter,
The Kiwanis Shoes for Kids Project purpose is to provide new tennis shoes for any student in the Charlotte County Public School System which needs them to begin the new school year. The dates of the drive are from June 16 – July 21, 2013. Our goal this year is 4500 pairs for the beginning of the school year. We know this was only possible through the efforts of the community so we are hoping for a banner year once again and we are looking forward to your assistance with the project.
In case anyone would ask, here are some facts about the first 8 years of the project:
1.) In 8 years 33, 105 new pairs of shoes have been given through this project at $ 13.00 per pair this amounts to over $430,365 in fundraising (YAHOO!)
2.) This year the largest request is a women’s size 8….240 pairs
3.) We usually spend the majority of donation monies on sizes 4 – 13 men’s and 4 – 10 women’s
4.) This year we are collecting size 5 toddler – 15 men’s and size 5 toddler – 12 women’s
5.) The goal this year is 4500 new pairs of sneakers; we collect only new sneakers (tennis shoes) so that these same shoes can be worn for gym class
6.) 75 – 80% of the shoes are delivered to the Elementary Schools
7.) The Shoes for Kids Project began in full swing at Edison State College in 2005; in 2007 Sunrise Kiwanis of Port Charlotte became the major sponsor.
8.) We have 54 collection sites this year; all sites can be found on www.shoesforkidsproject.org
9.) We deliver to all of the schools in the system – Baker Pre-K, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and the Academy.
10.) During the 2012-2013 academic year, we made deliveries of new shoes to the schools in August of 2012, November/December 2012, February 2013, April and May 2013.
11.) Major Sponsor: Sunrise Kiwanis Club of Port Charlotte
12.) Monetary donations can be made to:
Sunrise Kiwanis of Port Charlotte
1489 Market Circle Unit 308
Port Charlotte, FL 33953
Or by pay pal on our Kiwanis webpage (www.pcsunrisekiwanis.org)
Thank you for your support!