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Ivy Tech hosts annual Shoes for Water drive this week

Clean water can be hard to come by in some parts of the world. Some students at Ivy Tech in Lafayette are trying to change this and help save lives through shoe donations.

Posted: Oct 26, 2017 9:34 AM
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 9:34 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Clean water can be hard to come by in some parts of the world. Some students at Ivy Tech in Lafayette are trying to change this and help save lives through shoe donations.

Happening now until Saturday is the annual Shoes for Water Drive at Ivy Tech where old shoes can be donated to help make a difference.

The donated shoes can be any size, style, and condition, but need to be free of mold or mildew.

Collection boxes can be found throughout buildings around the Ivy Tech Lafayette campus.

The shoes will be donated to the WaterStep organization which helps developing countries get affordable shoes and aids in building the economy.

The shoes that are in poor condition can be repaired locally and sold again.

Donations also provide funds for clean water projects.

"Unclean water is the second leading cause of death in children because they just don't have the water to even wash their hands," said nursing student Verasha Pomart. "So about 1,400 deaths of children can be prevented just with clean water."

Shoes can also be donated during the "drive-thru" drop off around the circle drive on campus.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students will be stationed around the circle to accept shoe donations.

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