Sylvania First UMC Youth is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser on October 16 – December 15, 2022 to raise funds for Winter Blast Ski Conference, WV. Sylvania First UMC Youth will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will benefit Sylvania First UMC Youth. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes at Sylvania First UMC.

All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs in helping them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school.

“We are excited about our shoe drive.” “We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like to donate to us. By doing so, we raise money for Winter Blast Ski Conference, and we have the chance to help families in developing nations who need economic opportunities. It’s a win- win for everyone.”

By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to the Sylvania First UMC Youth, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives around the world.

About Sylvania First UMC Youth


Billie Anne Ruel
Director of Student Ministries Sylvania First UMC Youth
Office: Telephone 912-564-2747 Cell: 912-531-4491