NAHS collects shoes for Haiti

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NAHS collects shoes for Haiti

Emptying a shoe donation box, President Senior Talynn Simer collects the shoe for the drive. The shoe will be donated  to families in Haiti.

Emptying a shoe donation box, President Senior Talynn Simer collects the shoe for the drive. The shoe will be donated to families in Haiti.

Susan Downs

Emptying a shoe donation box, President Senior Talynn Simer collects the shoe for the drive. The shoe will be donated to families in Haiti.

Susan Downs

Susan Downs

Emptying a shoe donation box, President Senior Talynn Simer collects the shoe for the drive. The shoe will be donated to families in Haiti.

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National Arts Honor Society collected shoes for a shoe drive that started in March. The shoe drive took shoes in good condition and collected them in orange boxes around the school.

President Senior Talynn Simer was in charge of the meetings regarding the shoe drive.

“We picked shoes because they are easily accessible and something everyone needs,” Simer said.

NAHS members filled each bag with 25 pairs of shoes for a total of 27 bags. They fell short of their goal of 100 bags. They will be donated to Haiti and Honduras to kids who need shoes.

NAHS used the organization Funds2Orgs for the project. Not only are they collecting much needed shoes for families who have been affected by natural disasters, but the shoe drive is also a fundraiser to buy shirts for the freshman next year. Funds2Orgs collects the shoes from organizations and then pays them by the pound for the shoes. The shirts NAHS wants to buy with the fundraiser’s money will feature the theme “better together.” Vice President of Fundraising and Activities Senior Emily Akright wants to make the freshmen feel more welcome.

“It’s like a welcoming gift to High School,” Akright said.

NAHS Adviser Ms. Kim Meneses and Simer made the boxes for the shoe drive. Secretary and future President Junior Layla Dykes enjoyed helping people and plans to collect more items next time.

“It really helps join people as a community to help other communities,” Dykes said.

So far, NAHS has collected 500 pairs of shoes. NAHS is still collecting shoes and they may be dropped off at the main office or to any art classroom.

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