Department aids Soles4Souls shoe charity
The Binghamton University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Soles4Souls shoe charity have teamed up for a shoe drive to help those less fortunate around the world. The fundraiser, which began Nov. 1 and ended Dec. 30, is sponsored by SAAC in honor of Dr. Douglass Kerr for his 20-plus years of service at the University.
Throughout the months of November and December collection bins bearing the Soles4Souls logo were housed on the Events Center concourse, in the West Gym lobby and outside the Events Center Sports Medicine suite, welcoming new or gently worn shoes. All types of shoes were accepted during normal business hours and at all home basketball games.
Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that has delivered 19 million pairs of shoes to over 125 countries both for crisis relief and to support micro-enterprise projects.