The Vanderburgh Humane Society is encouraging the community to clean out their closets and donate new or gently-used pairs of shoes to help local animals!

Shoes are being collected through January 2nd at the VHS Tuesday-Saturday from 9 am – 6 pm. Any size, type, and season of shoes are welcome as long as they are not broken or missing laces when applicable. Shoes must be donated in pairs.

The VHS is partnering with the organization Funds2Orgs to put on this fundraiser. The shoes are shipped to microenterprises in 25 developing countries where they are cleaned, repaired, and resold.

1 bag = 25 pairs of shoes. This is the perfect opportunity for students or families to make a difference this holiday season by committing to donate at least 1 bag of shoes! The overall goal is 100 bags, or 2500 pairs. 10 bags (100 pairs of shoes) have already been collected! The VHS is paid per pound when the shoe drive ends, so the more shoes the better. (And the heavier the shoes, the better – bring on the boots!)

To start collecting shoes on behalf of the VHS, anyone interested should contact Amanda Coburn, Development Coordinator at a.coburn@vhslifesaver.org or (812) 426-2563 extension 218.