We have until June 28th to help!  My good friend Virginia Treat is working hard these days, not only for The Morrison Center, but she'd like your gently used or new shoes.

Here's all the wonderful information according to her press release.

Mrs. Garden City, Virginia Treat (Mrs. Idaho America Pageant) has partnered up with Dando Amor, Shoes for Love in an effort to collect new, old and unused shoes to send to Africa and South America. She is on a mission to collect a few thousand pairs of shoes by June 28, 2014. The Mrs. Idaho America Pageant group goal is 50,000 and Virginia hopes to contribute a large amount to the group goal.
Virginia is asking the Treasure Valley and surrounding area communities to assist her with this mission. She has partnered with some businesses to provide convenient drop off locations and some of those are providing special perks for your donation. See below for a list of participating drop locations. When making your shoe donation please tie the laces to the matching ones when applicable.
About Dando Amor
Dando Amor has spent the last 3 years visiting many different orphanages in South America and Africa. One thing we have found is that although the needs seem endless, there are some areas we can really make a difference! One of those areas is SHOES! So many kids go without a pair of shoes! In the USA alone we throw away over 680 million pairs of shoes every year. When we heard this statistic we knew we could make a difference. That is why we have stated our “Shoes for Love” drive. We have arranged large cargo crates to be able to ship shoes to many third world countries. We will take as many as we can with us on every trip we take…but the beauty of this shoe drive is that we will be able collect ALL shoes, ANY size, ANY kind, and in ANY condition. Whatever shoes we cannot take personally with us will be shipped and re-purposed in third would countries.
Drop off locations
Del Taco ($1 off combo meal with donation)
1306 S Broadway Ave., Boise, ID
5008 W Franklin Rd, Boise, ID
3101 E. Magic View Dr., Meridian, ID
2121 12th Ave. Rd, Nampa, ID
Bono's. Real Chicago Food. ($3 off pizza with donation)
6700 N. Linder Rd.
Meridian, ID 83646
6550 W State St
Boise, ID
2404 Orchard St., Suite 300
Boise, ID 83705
Body Novelties (10% their purchase of 1 item, excluding intimate collection)
184 W. State St
Eagle, ID
Hours: Tue-Fri 11:30-6 Saturday 10-4
Sun-Mon Closed
V3 Hair Studio (Drop off inside when open, outside when closed)
1756 West Cherry Lane
Meridian, ID 83642
201 Hansen St.
Twin Falls, ID
M&E Designs
5098 Arapahoe St.
Pocatello, ID 83204
Bag & leave under the covered porch.
Any shoes you donate will help.  Thank you.