the republic logo

Used shoes help disadvantaged


Follow The Republic:


Got old shoes taking up space in the closet? Columbus’ Good Shepherd Radio invites you to take a step toward helping the less fortunate worldwide.

That’s the idea behind a project from Good Shepherd’s pair of Columbus Christian stations, The Bridge 90.3 FM and WYGS 91.1 FM. Their studios at 825 Washington St., also the home of QMIX 107.3 FM, are one of the drop-off points for the used footwear.

The shoes provide an economic boost by creating micro-enterprise opportunities in disadvantaged countries such as Haiti and many parts of Africa, according to Good Shepherd.

In a nutshell, micro-enterprise works pretty simply, according to organizers. Funds2Orgs, which helps nonprofits generate revenue, picks up collected shoes from the radio stations’ location and sends them to hub operators in developing nations. Hub operators pay Funds2Orgs a small operating fee, then sell the collected items to vendors with a small mark-up.

Vendors clean and repair the items and begin selling for a profit.

Micro-enterprise represents one way to lift many families out of the extreme poverty in devastated economies.

Information:

375-9947

Don't settle for a preview.
Subscribe today to see the full story!

  • Hybrid
  • $11/month
  • Sat / Sun Delivery
  • Sat / Sun Coupons
  • Weekend Magazines
  • Full Digital Access
  • E-Edition Access
  • Buy Now
  • Premium
  • $16/month
  • 7-Day Print Delivery
  • All coupons
  • Special Magazines
  • Full Digital Access
  • E-Edition Access
  • Buy Now
  • Digital Only
  • $11/month
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Full Digital Access
  • E-Edition Access
  • Buy Now

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.