Center for Hope and Healing Launches Shoe Drive Fundraiser | News

PLATTSBURGH — Healing Grace: Center for Hope and Healing is hosting a shoe fundraiser from May 1 through June 29 to raise money to continue supporting families of infant deaths and pregnancy loss.


Healing Grace will earn funds based on the total weight of lightly worn, used, and new pairs of shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for shoes collected. These dollars will benefit ongoing programming and operational costs.

“We are so thrilled with our shoe order,” said Sarah Wojtaszek, Founder and Executive Director.

“This campaign not only supports our bereaved families in the north of the country, but we are helping families around the world start micro-businesses that will create financial stability for their families.

“We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets, and we ask that you donate them to our organization. By doing so, we are raising money for Healing Grace and we are fortunate to help the families of the developing countries that need economic opportunity. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Anyone can help by donating lightly worn, used and new shoes to Healing Grace: Center for Hope and Healing located at 64 Brinkerhoff St., Suite 104, Plattsburgh.


Healing Grace will also meet at their table at the Women’s Expo at the West Side Ballroom on April 30 and at their table at the Champlain Center on May 7 and at various locations in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties.

If you would like one of the volunteers to pick up your donation, please call 518-254-5505.

All donated shoes will then be redistributed through the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners.

Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs to help them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunities and jobs are limited. Proceeds from shoe sales raised at shoe fundraisers are used to feed, clothe and house their families.

A budding entrepreneur in Haiti has even earned enough to send her son to law school.

By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to Healing Grace Drive for Shoes, shoes will get a second chance and make a difference in the lives of people around the world.

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