U-D Women's Track, Cross-Country Teams Collect 300+ Athletic Shoes to Donate to African People

Oct 19, 2013 -- 8:52am

The University of Delaware’s running teams have made a donation to help people in Africa.

The women’s cross country and track and field teams held their first ever Shoe Drive during Homecoming Weekend. As part of the football team’s Homecoming game against the University of Albany, the teams set up seven different drop-off sites around campus, and collected more than 300 pairs of athletic and soccer shoes. The shoes were then donated to the MORE Foundation, which works to change the lives of the African people. The shoes are sold in large cities in Africa to vendors who then create jobs and help improve the quality of life in those cities. The proceeds from the shoe sales are used to provide training and tools to poor farmers in rural Africa.

The majority of Africans can’t afford new shoes.

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