Ransom Middle Shoe Drive Far Exceeds Goal To Help Train Service Dogs For Veterans

February 23, 2019

Ransom Middle School more than tripled their goal in a recent shoe drive.

They had set a goal to collect 100 pairs of shoes to benefit Healing Paws for Warriors, a group that rescues shelter dogs and trains them to become service dogs for veterans.

But the shoes just kept walking in. Pair after pair after pair.

When the counting was done, the 35 students that started Kicks for a Cause had collected 366 pairs of shoes.

Kicks for a Cause is a shoe drive created by librarian Crystal Roberts and her student book club members for Acts of Kindness Week. Healing Paws will receive $10 for every 25 pairs of donated shoes, helping the organization with the $5,000 cost to train a service dog.

The donated shoes will also be used to help needy people in 24 Third World countries.

The students held a small event Friday morning to announce their results and to thank students and the community for the donations, and to thank WEAR 3 and NorthEscambia.com for supporting the shoe drive with media coverage.

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One Response to “Ransom Middle Shoe Drive Far Exceeds Goal To Help Train Service Dogs For Veterans”

  1. Ruthy on February 24th, 2019 8:22 am

    So proud of the kids for getting involved in something designed to help others! Way to goo!!!

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