Thinking about Spring Cleaning? Join Norton Parks and Recreation in their Recycle Shoe Drive.
They are not just recycling old shoes, but allowing those in underserved communities around the globe find their “solemate.” Write a note on the sole of old shoes, drop them in the designated boxes and watch them as they travel the globe…and help the globe in the process - No more shoes piled high in landfills.
According to Norton Parks and Recreation,footwear is the first step to helping people in impoverished and unsophisticated areas live healthy, productive lives. Footwear can help eliminate the spreading of diseases through the foot, as well as help children get an education—since many schools have footwear requirements to attend.
Norton Parks and Recreation will be at NYBS opening day Saturday, April 28 at Henri A. Yelle Elementary School. Drop old shoes into the boxes provided that day and they will take care of the rest. There will also be a box at the Town Hall in the Parks and Recreation Department.