Students Collect Shoes for Good Cause

(Spring of 2016) Elementary education in Nicaragua is not strictly enforced and many children are not able to attend due to their families need to have them work. In addition, shoes are required to attend school in Nicaragua, but many are too poor to afford shoes.

Knowing about the struggles students in Nicaragua face, students and staff at Eden Hall Upper Elementary School wanted to pitch in and help a second year in a row They are putting their best foot forward and helping students miles away.

This spring, students and staff brought in new or gently worn shoes and donated them to the cause. A giant collection box was placed in the Eden Hall Lobby. Three to four boxes full of shoes were collected, which translated to a couple hundred pairs of shoes.

The Pittsburgh Rotary and students led the effort. Pittsburgh Rotarian Tami Greene, who is a Pine-Richland parent, organized the effort and teachers helped led the outreach project.

After the shoes were collected, some of the students helped the rotary members deliver the shoes that will be sent to Nicaragua.  Especially helpful were Marlina and Samuel Greene.