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Day Without Shoes Event Raises $1200 for SOS Africa Children

08 Apr 2013

On Friday, March 22, students from North Branch Area Middle School (NBAMS), Minnesota, USA, hosted a "Day Without Shoes." Students wore shoes to school, but paid $1 to go without shoes during the day. NBAMS will give the money raised to SOS Africa which will enable them to buy school shoes for underprivileged South African township children.
 
Day Without Shoes Fundraiser raises $1200 for SOS Africa Children    Day Without Shoes Fundraiser raises $1200 for SOS Africa Children
 
The students raised a grand total of $594.50!! Over half the entire student population went without shoes for the day! To make things even more exciting, an anonymous donor came forward and agreed to match what the students raised. The community donor ended up contributing a $600 to support NBAMS's fundraiser!! In all, a grand total of $1194.50, enough money to buy over 100 pairs of shoes!!!
 
SOS Africa co-founder Matt Crowcombe said: "We would like to thank Roberta Backus, all of the students involved and the anonomous donor for improving the lives of a significant number of very deserving children!"

Comments (1)

  1. CLAUDIA@ 12/04/2013 @ 19:21

    Comment: What a wonderful story! Well done to you all! Cant wait to see/read the 2nd part of this story buying and distributing these shoes to such deserving children :)

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