Monticello Middle School students will send shoes overseas to Uganda

The seventh graders at Monticello Middle School are in the midst of a “Shoe Drive.” According to Gregg Hermerding, Monticello Middle School media specialist, the students plan to collect 3,000 pairs of shoes before Feb. 13.  The service project is to benefit “Making A Difference International,” a non-profit organization based out of St. Michael. This organization works with needy communities in Uganda, Africa.  Funwi Tita, the organization’s founder, met with Monticello seventh graders Friday, Jan. 31 to inspire the students to gather used, good-quality shoes.  Shoes will be collected, counted and stacked in the media center at the Middle School. Then on Feb. 13, the students will begin bagging shoes for delivery to Uganda.  This is the third year of the shoe drive.  Hermerding encourages the Monticello community to do some early spring cleaning and support this shoe drive. Bags of used shoes can be dropped off in the Middle School office.

Compiled by Tim Hennagir – [email protected]