During the month of February and part of the month of March, students and staff at Penta Career Center collected 600 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls, a Nashville, Tenn.-based global not-for-profit institution that collects new and used shoes and then distributes them to people in need both in the United States and overseas.
Organized by Penta’s Student Leadership Team and the National Technical Honor Society, the drive included a contest among the academic and career-technical classes, with the class that collected the most shoes getting treated to a pizza party. The winning class, with 195 pairs of shoes collected, was the Medical Technologies program and instructor Jill Heintz.
On March 21, the 600 pairs of shoes were boxed and shipped to Soles4Souls.
Penta Career Center students proudly display some of the pairs of shoes they helped collect, box and ship to Soles4Souls, a global not-for-profit institution. Pictured (from left) are Sydney St. Andre (Springfield), Digital Video Production; Cameron Reef (Perrysburg), Digital Video Production; Evan Deniston (Eastwood), Public Safety/EMT-Fire Science; and Tyler Rozek (Genoa), Public Safety/EMT-Fire Science.