Barnett Elementary Used-Shoe Drive

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The students of Mrs. Hanson’s 4th grade class wanted to do a service project to help students in Ghana Orphanage School raise money for basic supplies.  The students researched the information and with approval of Mrs. Stoddard proceeded to plan and organize a school-wide used shoe drive. The students planned, advertised, collected, counted shoes from each class at the school, and filled a classroom full of shoes. The students enjoyed seeing the mountain of shoes grow each day after collecting from the classes. The school collected 1,975 pounds of shoes.

Mrs. Hanson’s students felt grateful to help out other students in Ghana to have the supplies needed for school, and children in other countries that are less fortunate. This service project helped the students realize how blessed we are in this country and state.


Article and Photos by Kathrine Hanson