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No Bare Feet--Shoe Drive for Orphans

Fifty pairs of shoes and 14 pairs of socks ($520 in value) were donated in the Shoes for Orphan Souls shoe drive at the beginning of April. Students from the College’s Social Justice Chapter and the Social Work Student Organization sponsored the drive to collect new shoes and socks for children around the world, asking for donations of new leather or canvas athletic shoes, new socks, and shoe laces.

Cini Bretzlaff, adjunct professor in social work, sees the shoe drive as a great way for students to get involved with the global community, especially because it intertwines with Trinity’s heart for service.

“This year’s shoe drive is just the beginning,” she said. “We hope to continue doing a shoe drive each year and increase the level of involvement by the larger student body and local community.”

The drive was organized in conjunction with Buckner International in Texas, a ministry Bretzlaff works for based out of Trinity’s social work department. Since 1999, Buckner has sent more than 1.5 million pairs of new shoes to at-risk children in the U.S. and around the world.

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