Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Episcopal church collecting gently used shoes for people in need

From Portland Oregon-

A Northwest Portland church is collecting gently used shoes to donate to people living in poverty and those recovering from natural disasters.

During the month of March, St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, 17435 N.W. West Union Rd., will be collecting footwear and monetary donations to give to Soles4Souls Inc., a nonprofit organization that gives shoes to people across the globe who are in need.

Since 2005, Soles4Souls Inc. has distributed more than 13 million pairs of shoes to people in need. The organization has pledged to collect and distribute 11 million shoes in 2011. Every donation to St. Gabriel's will go toward the organization's goal.

Bring gently worn shoes to St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church until March 31. Donations are also accepted through the Soles4Souls website.

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