Jefferson SPCA Partners with WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters to Launch Shoe Collection Drive to help Shelter Pets
Shoe donations will also support micro-enterprises in developing nations and reduce what goes into landfills
Jefferson SPCA is conducting a shoe collection drive on September 10th â€“ November 10th to raise funds for lifesaving programs. Jefferson SPCA will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated shoes on behalf of WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters. Those dollars raised will benefit Jefferson SPCA. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at:
- Jefferson Animal Shelter East Bank location #1 Humane Way Harahan, LA 70123
- Jefferson Animal Shelter West Bank 1869 Ames Blvd Marrero, LA 70072.
- Jefferson Feed, Pet and Garden 4421 Jefferson Hwy Jefferson, LA 70121
- Jefferson Feed, Pet and Garden 6047 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118
- Jefferson Feed, Pet and Garden 309 N Carrollton Ave #1N, New Orleans, LA 70119
Earlier this year, over $55,000 was raised by shelters nationwide as part of the WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters Spring Campaign. With your help, WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters Fall campaign will donate more funds to support the needs of our shelter and many other across the U.S.
Last December, WoofTrax donated over $65,000 to shelters nationwide as part of the WoofTrax Walk for a Dog app. Taking your Walk for a Dog is healthy for your dog, you and your local shelter or rescue. Now users of the WoofTrax Walk for a Dog app can support their local shelters and rescues, and help animals in need by donating the shoes worn while using the appâ€”or ANY gently worn, used or new shoes.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other developing nations in need. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school.
â€œWe are excited about our shoe drive," said Jacob Stroman, Programs Director "We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like donate to us and help those less fortunate become self-sufficient. Itâ€™s a win-win for everyone,â€ added Stroman.
By donating shoes to the WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters drive, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in the lives of people and animals.
The Jefferson SPCA exists to support the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, and aid in its lifesaving mission. Our programs prevent and address animal cruelty and provide much-needed medical treatment, rescues, and ultimately adoptions for homeless pets. We boast (we canâ€™t help it; weâ€™re proud) one for the most ambitious spay and neuter programs in the country and are committed to the treatment and eradication of heartworm in pets that would otherwise be euthanized. We rely on your support to continue these vital programs and to save and improve the lives of Lousisianaâ€™s kindest and furriest residents.
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