Jul 252014

The Navajo County Drug Project (NCDP) is collecting new and used shoes. Drop them at one of numerous collection points and they help a great cause, substance abuse prevention in our community.

Those shoes, new, used, singles, blowouts, flip flops, high heels, slippers, sports shoes, whatever, are collected and shipped to third world businesses to repair and sell. NCDP receives 40 cents per pound/±per pair of shoes.

Last year shoe donations raised more than $4,000, according to Shoe Project Coordinator David Butterfield. The long-term goal by Oct. 15 is a total of 10,000 pair of shoes for $5,000. Midway Mini Storage in Wagon Wheel is donating storage space for the collected shoes.

Collection boxes are currently located at the Chamber of Commerce office and Calvary Chapel in Snowflake-Taylor, theFarmers’ Market in Holbrook andAlice’s Place in Winslow.

More drop boxes are being added. For more information and the latest locations, go online to www.navajocountydrugproject.com.