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.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.