For the past three years, students at the The Atlanta Academy have teamed up with Healthy Notions to help the orphaned children in Haiti by collecting shoes for the “Show Love with Your Soles” shoe drive campaign.
In Haiti, less than 65% of children of primary school age are actually enrolled. Many of those children do not attend school, simply because they do not have a pair of shoes to keep them healthy and safe as they make the journey. A simple pair of shoes can protect Haitian children’s feet from bruises, cuts and life threatening diseases that can be contracted through their feet, and can allow these children the opportunity to attend school.
Last year, with the help of the Atlanta Academy and volunteer groups throughout the community, Healthy Notions was able to collect over 30,000 pair of shoes. This year, more than ever, the children of Haiti need our help.
Many area schools, churches and organizations have joined this effort. There will be several supporting shoe collection efforts throughout the city of Atlanta from now till March 19th. The Atlanta Academy, located at 2000 Holcomb Woods Parkway in Roswell, is serving as a drop off location on February 21st through February 25th.
On March 19th, Healthy Notions will host a final community-wide, shoe drive celebration event at the Kroger located on 3000 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta GA. Volunteers, families and friends are coming together to drop off donations and celebrate the values of kindness, compassion, community responsibility and good citizenship. There will be prizes, food and fun for participants.
If your school or organization would like to sign-up to host a shoe drive, it’s not to late! Email Healthy Notions at [email protected] or sign-up to serve as a Shoe Drive Coordinator through Volunteermatch.org