Miller Place Robotics Booster Club Launches Shoe Drive Fundraiser to Raise Money for the 2019 Build/Competition Season

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  02. November 2018

Miller Place, NY - November 2, 2018 - The Miller Place Robotics Booster Club is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser from 10/19 through 12/19 to raise funds for Miller Place Robotics Team 514, for the upcoming competition season. The team will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn used, and new shoes collected. Anyone can help by donating gently worn used and new shoes at any Miller Place School, Miller Place Fire Department #1 (7am-3pm), and Comsewogue Public Library.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs in helping them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers 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.
"We are excited about our shoe drive," said Laura Flerx, Vice President of the Miller Place Robotics Booster Club. "We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like to donate to us. By doing so, we raise money for the school’s Robotics team and we have the chance to help families in developing nations who need economic opportunities. It's a win-win for everyone.”
By donating gently worn used, and new shoes to the Miller Place Robotics Booster Club, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in peoples’ lives around the world. 
About Miller Place Booster Club
The Miller Place Robotics Booster Club (MPRBC) is a 501©(3) non-for-profit organization created with the purpose of organizing fundraising activities for two Miller Place School District teams; the High School Robotics team and the Middle School LEGO League Team. These teams participate in regional and national level competitions that are run and coordinated by FIRST, a not-for profit organization with the purpose of inspiring young people's interest and participation in science and technology.

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