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Shoeman Project to gather gently worn shoes at Speakers Circle

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 | 12:00 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Some MU students will collect shoes for the Shoeman Water Projects, a non-profit, at Speakers Circle on Wednesday until 2 p.m.

The organization, which is run by George Hutchings of Ballwin, collects new and used shoes to sent abroad for resale. The project's website requests that shoes be bound together.

Retailers in the developing world sell the shoes, which also provides jobs, according to the organization’s website. The revenue generated from selling the shoes goes toward purchasing drilling rigs and other water-cleaning supplies and systems for those countries.

According to the Facebook event page, the MU students are trying to collect 20,000 pairs.


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