GREENVILLE – The Greenville Church of the Brethren is having a shoe collection during the month of August for the charitable organization, WaterStep. All types of shoes will be accepted — shoes can be new, lightly used or even heavily used but must not include mold or mildew. The shoe collection drive will last the entire month of August. Your contribution can be dropped off in collection boxes at Greenville COB, Brethren Retirement Community and Greenville Federal.
WaterStep provides life-saving technology and education to people in developing countries who lack safe drinking water. Your donation of shoes will literally save lives. WaterStep collects all shoes and sells them to a company that pays by the weight. Proceeds are used to fund safe water projects all over the world. The shoes are then distributed to small business owners in developing countries, who prep the shoes for re-sale, providing themselves an income.
For additional information, please contact the Greenville Church of the Brethren at 937-548-3583.