Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs is inviting the public to donate men’s, women’s, and children’s shoes that are in good condition. You can drop-off your shoe donations at Milwaukee City Hall’s first floor rotunda at 200 E. Wells Street.
My Sista’s KeepHer is conducting the shoe drive through November 16. The goal is to raise funds for incentives that will benefit the F.I.R.E. Awards–Females in Recognition of Excellence. The F.I.R.E. Awards is a way to recognize young women making an impact on the Milwaukee community. My Sista’s KeepHer will earn funds from Funds2Orgs based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used, and new shoes collected.
Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs by 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 are used to feed, dress, and house their families.
Alderwoman Coggs says, “This is a wonderful opportunity to support not only programs that recognize young women making positive changes in our community, it also helps families overseas. It is a win-win, and I urge residents to drop off their gently used or new shoes at City Hall.”
Additional drop-off sites include Voluptuous Secrets at 1740 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Phat Cutz at 6206 West Capitol Drive, and Luci Boutique at 706 N. Milwaukee Street. For more information contact: Shelly Conley, VP of Operations at My Sista’s KeepHer at (414)-301-3291.