Greene County News
XENIA — Ruff Transport is conducting a shoe collection drive to raise funds for rescue transports for homeless animals.
Anyone can help by donating gently worn used or new shoes at these collection points:
– Docton Animal Clinic, 10 Kinsey Road, Xenia
– Xenia Senior Center, 130 E. Church St.
– Xenia YMCA, 135 E. Church St.
– Xenia Shoe and Leather Repair, 21 E. Main St.
– Stoney Creek Roasters, 85 N. Main St., Cedarville
– Spring Shearing, 241 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs
– Pretty Pooch Boutique, 90 S. Main St, Waynesville
– Pet Supplies Plus, 3320 Pentagon Blvd., Beavercreek
Additionally, Ruff Transport will host a collection event April 24 at Pet Supplies Plus, where several raffle prizes will be available with raffle tickets distributed in exchange for shoe donations that day.
All donated shoes will be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps individuals start, maintain and grow businesses in countries like as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families.
“We are excited about our shoe drive,” said Ruff Transport founder Donna Ruff. “We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like donate to us and help those less fortunate become self-sufficient. It’s a win-win for everyone.”