By Lora Thomas
East High School is holding a shoe drive, encouraging students and staff who have old shoes in good condition to donate them to people who actually need them and can’t afford shoes or just people globally.
I spoke to Ms. Wise about the reasoning for the shoe drive and she said that the shoe drive is to help raise money for the seniors and give people shoes all around the world that need them. The shoes go globally to natural disasters like the people in Australia and climate changes to helping them in the time of need.
Ms. Wise said that it is important because “everyone has at least one pair of shoes that they don’t wear or no longer fit.” Also it’s important because it's a good opportunity for the school and people all around the world. Ms. Wise has donated 125 pairs of shoes. It wouldn't hurt donating a few pairs of shoes instead of throwing them away causing more environmental problems. It would really help if the seniors would get more involved in the shoe drive to help support the senior fundraiser for prom, senior BBQ, and other senior events.