Starting this weekend and going until the end of October the Whiting Catholic Community, Peace & Social Justice Commission will be collecting pairs of shoes in support of Sojourner Truth House, a Gary, IN. based ministry that offers support,training and hope to abused and “at risk” women and children. We will accept all types of footwear (dress shoes, casual wear, gym shoes,work boots, flip-flops) regardless of condition.
Shoes that are useable will be placed in Sojourner’s clothes closet, for use by clients in the program. Shoes and boots that are no longer useable will be shipped overseas to be recycled and provide income for people living in developing countries. Sojourner Truth House will receive 40 cents a pound for all pairs of shoes and boots that are shipped overseas.
Containers will be placed at the entrances to the three Churches for donations.