A Harris county teen plans to donate 2,500 shoes to those in need

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Melissa Champion has a goal to donate 2,500 pairs of shoes to people living in poverty who may not have any shoes.

Champion says this is her third year doing the shoe drive. The first year it was with a school club, but Champion wanted to do her own outside of school and have people in the community donate as well.

Her goal last year was to to donate 300 pairs of shoes and she donated well over that with almost 2,000 pairs. Champion says she graduates next year but she plans to continue donating for many years to come. 

“Well they go to Soles4Souls and what they do is, they get missionaries and they will go to people in South America, Central America, Africa and even in the United States to people who need them,” Champion said. 

Champion is accepting all shoes of all sizes and she will be collecting shoes for the next couple of weeks.

These are the drop off locations:

– Harris County High School Front Office (8281 GA 116, Hamilton)
– Harris County High School Band Room (8281 GA 116, Hamilton)
– A House in the South (159 S College St, Hamilton)
– Cataula VFW (7379 US-27, Cataula)
– Alan’s Armory (35 Macon Drive, Cataula)
– Country Home Furnishing (2845 US-27, Cataula) The collection box is by the door of the building in the back with the Antiques sign.
– Shiloh City Hall (1165 Main St, Shiloh)
– Pine Mountain Auto Care (202 State Street, Pine Mtn)
– Cooper Foods (9152 GA-85, Waverly Hall)
– Country Financial (6053 Veterans Parkway, Columbus)
– Trevioli Italian Kitchen (7466 Blackmon Rd, Ste D, Cols)
– Coldwell Banker (5670 Whitesville Rd, Columbus)
– Waddell, Haskin & Green Realty (1 Bradley Park Ct, Cols)
– Office Depot (5300 Sidney Simmons Blvd, Cols)
– Salon Bleu (2979 North Lake Parkway, Columbus)
– Rivertown Toyota (1661-A Whittlesey Road, Columbus)

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