A group of area college students is hoping to provide
shoes to kids in need across the globe.
Members of a mission seminar class at Viterbo are
organizing a large 'Soles 4 Souls' drive across the
The students in the class are racing against their
to see who can collect one thousand shoes first.
They've set up donation boxes at Viterbo .
Valley View Mall .
Rogan's Shoes .
and schools across the area.
Students say a lack of proper shoes across the world
leads to serious health concerns in developing countries.
There are over 300 million children living in the
world with preventable diseases that could have been
avoided had they had adequate footwear.
Unsanitary living conditions, they're working around
in it, contracting diseases from trash.
'Soles 4 Souls' asks that donated shoes are gently
with no holes and soles that aren't completely worn
They'll also accept flip flops and heels.
The drive runs through December 17th.