Northwood Tech Steps Up: Shoe Drive Fundraiser Supports Local While Empowering Global Communities

Northwood Tech Partners with Funds2Orgs to raise money for local students and make a difference worldwide.

Northwood Tech Steps Up: Shoe Drive Fundraiser Supports Local While Empowering Global Communities

Northwood Technical College is proud to announce its upcoming shoe drive fundraiser from April 1-15, 2024. As an institution committed to community engagement and global impact, Northwood Tech is partnering with Funds2Orgs to collect gently worn, used, and new shoes.

During this initiative, Northwood Tech will earn funds based on the total weight of the collected shoes. Funds2Orgs will issue a check corresponding to the collected shoes, with the proceeds used to support Rice Lake students. Donations of gently worn, used, and new shoes are welcomed at the following collection points:

  • Northwood Tech Rice Lake Campus Hub and Conference Center Entrance
  • Chetek Public Library
  • Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • Rice Lake City Hall
  • Rice Lake High School
  • Rice Lake Public Library
  • Shoe Sensations

At the time of your donation drop-off, please feel free to take a photo of yourself and your donation, post it to your social media using the hashtag #shoes4students, and tag Northwood Technical College in your post.

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 emerging entrepreneur in Haiti even generated sufficient funds to send her son to law school.

"We are excited about our shoe drive fundraiser to support our Northwood Tech Rice Lake students," said Becka Cusick, Rice Lake Alumni Association Board member. "We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets, so it is an easy way for the community to raise funds for our students. Besides assisting our students, we have the chance to help families in developing nations who need economic opportunities. It's a win-win endeavor.”

By donating gently worn, used, and new shoes to Northwood Tech’s shoe drive fundraiser, individuals can provide these items with a second chance while making a positive difference in the lives of people worldwide.

Northwood Tech is grateful for all its community partnerships. Your support of the Northwood Tech Foundation is essential to student success. For information on how to contribute, visit www.NorthwoodTech.edu/donate.

Northwood Technical College is a nationally top-ranked college and designated Silver 2023-24 Military Friendly® School that puts your Learning First. Northwood Tech serves the educational and career needs of more than 15,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, Northwood Tech offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. Northwood Tech is a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org). For more information, call 800.243.9482 or visit NorthwoodTech.edu.

Northwood Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, service in the uniformed services, veteran status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions or status in any group protected by state or local law in employment, admissions or its programs or activities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s nondiscrimination policies: Amanda Gohde, AA/EEO Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Associate Vice President of Talent and Culture; 1900 College Drive, Rice Lake, WI 54868; 715.645.7042; Wisconsin Relay System TTY:711; Amanda.Gohde@NorthwoodTech.edu.

Last Update: Mar 29, 2024 6:51 am CDT

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