By Jeremy Pearson in News
September 29, 2011
As childhood obesity continues to rise and kids find themselves with less physical activities, Cora Allen from Central Mountain high school decided to make a difference by working with the organization In Your Shoes for her senior project.
When assigned the senior project Cora wanted to do something that helped people.
Since then she has been working with In Your Shoes making posters to hang around LHU and Central Mountain High School as well as leaving drop boxes for shoe deposits.
Cora said “Through high school I have been into child care, and I really like helping kids and unfortunate people so that’s what I plan to do.”
In Your Shoes aims to give kids between the ages of 5 and 18 the opportunity to participate in extra curricular sports.
Lightly used sneakers and cleats will be collected from all over Clinton County.
The used shoes will then be donated to low income students who can’t afford expensive sports wear.
The remaining shoes will be sold at a yard sale as a fund raiser for the program.
Shoe collecting boxes are placed around campus for anybody’s donating convenience.
In Your Shoes is also collecting funds by selling merchandise through their on line store.
Some examples of merchandise includes stepping odometers, shoe key chains, and draw string backpacks.
Along with the on line store, the organization is also collecting tax deductible donations.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will be used locally, helping the program benefit Clinton County’s youth.
Currently, In Your Shoes is in need of sponsors for 2 Central Mountain Youth Football players and 2 Cheerleaders.
Sponsors can receive a free gift for supporting a student today!
Sponsorship levels are Gold ($100), Silver ($75), Bronze ($50) and Honorable Mention ($25).
Corporate sponsors have the opportunity to receive advertisement during sporting events for supporting students.
In your Shoes is located in McElhatten Pa and can be reached at (570) 295-1293.
For more information or if you would like to help visit http://www.inyourshoesproject.com for view their facebook page.
In Your Shoes says “If you know of anyone who would like to participate in organized sports or activities in Clinton County but are unable to pay the required fees, please contact In Your Shoes by calling the number listed or by completing the on line form.”