AUBURN — The Lewiston-Auburn Kiwanis Club is conducting a shoe drive from now until Sunday, Nov. 12, to raise funds to help support community programs for local youth, while also helping set up microenterprises in developing nations.

The Key Clubs at St. Dominic Academy and Lisbon High School are assisting with the project.

In conjunction with Funds2Orgs, the club will earn money based on the total weight of the shoes collected. The goal is collect a minimum of 2,500 pairs. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes.

They can be dropped off at the following locations between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday:

• St. Dominic Academy, 121 Gracelawn Road, Auburn;

• St. Dominic Academy, 17 Baird Ave., Lewiston;

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• Lisbon High School, 2 Sugg Drive;

• Lisbon Community School, 33 Mill St.; and

• L-A Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston.

Club President Paul Gauvreau said funds are used by the club for projects such as academic scholarships or supporting area programs that focus on children and youth.

After the collection, all donated shoes will be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa.

Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house the families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti earned enough to send to her son to law school.

FMI: 207-577-7298, [email protected] 


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