Share Your Soles / Oswego H.S. Shoe Drive was a Big Success
With support from Mizuno Sport Performance Volleyball, students and parents in the Oswego community, and Best Transportation Services employees, the 2014 Oswego Shoe Drive was a great success. With Madde Poulter and Annie Fish directing the shoe drive, the students collected approximately 500 pairs of shoes that will be donated to the Share Your Soles organization. A Best Transportation courier driver will deliver the shoes to SYS on Tuesday, February 25th.
As an owner of Best Transportation Services and sponsor of the SYS organization, I was proud to see my children and their friends want to make a difference in the world. Maddie and Annie received support from Payton Poulter, Kaley Hennessey, Makayla Waszak, and Matea Cannavino. The kids would like to thank everyone who supported the shoe drive, but even more important was the support they received from the Oswego High School administration and Cheryl Butler at Sport Performance. They provided excellent drop sites for people to donate shoes and support the event.
Although the team did not reach the goal of 2,014 pairs of shoes, they made a major impact with many people throughout the world. Mona Purdy, founder of SYS says it best:
“When you choose to make a difference in an innocent child’s life, you bring love, hope and a sense of belonging into their life – as well as your own.”
– Mona Purdy