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McKnight, Amy amcknight at
Tue Sep 30 10:19:04 EDT 2014

FSU, COE Faculty and Staff- Please share with your students:

Attention anyone with a closet:  Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.  That’s the message being delivered by Mackenzie Johnson, which has launched a drive to collect 2,000 shoes to help the poor around the world.  Used and new shoes can be dropped off at the STE offices on the Ground and 2nd floors in the large cardboard boxes October 1- October 29.

The connection between poverty and shoes is well documented.  The World Bank estimates that approximately 400 million children worldwide – more than the entire U.S. population – live in pronounced poverty.  Millions of these children will grow up never having had a pair of shoes, resulting in significant ramifications for their health and well being.  Lacking proper footwear, countless children will not be able or permitted to attend school.  And tens of millions of these poverty-stricken, barefoot boys and girls will be infected with soil-transmitted parasitic diseases like hookworm, causing lasting suffering and lifelong debilitation.

“The simple truth is that almost anyone with a closet has shoes they don’t wear, or an old pair that will just end up in a landfill,” said Mackenzie Johnson.  “Give those to us, and know that you are taking a step to making the world a better place for all of us.”

·       Between October 1-October 29, bring your used shoes of any kind to:

·       The STE Offices on the Ground and 2nd Floors


For more information, contact:

Mackenzie Johnson, Soles4Souls Ambassador

mvw11b at<mailto:mvw11b at>, (850)573-8147

Amy Owens McKnight
School of Teacher Education
College of Education
Florida State University
1114 West Call Street, G107
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4459

"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." - Frank Zappa

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