Sarah Fuzi ‘17- This year, Romeo High School takes part in a shoe drive to raise money for kids in need. This money will help supply meal-making kits for many poor families.
“I think it affects the community in a couple of ways. I think it’s just cool that our school can come together and do something something for our community and for the world,” Mrs. Holly Anderson, an RHS counselor said. “Most women and girls have more than enough shoes to donate to the school. I think it’s great that the Key Club not only looks to help people in Romeo, but in the whole world.”
This allows all students to deliver new or gently used shoes to the high school. Every 25 pairs of shoes brought in will be turned into $10. The factory will use the money to create meals, every meal made will cost 28 cents, so $30 worth of shoes will buy about 107 meals for hungry families.
“I think it is wonderful and good to be involved. You are here to serve and it makes you feel good too,” Mrs. Cathi Vazquez said. “Anytime we have a chance to help people, we should do it. We should take care of everyone, always.”
RHS Key Club is held in charge of the shoe drive and will help with the packaging of the many pairs of shoes brought to RHS. A bin located in the lobby is collecting the pairs of shoes. The shoe drive will run until November 6. These shoes with wings will help our community come together and make a difference in our world.