Gateways Executive Director Arlene Remz donates the first pair of shoes to GPS: Gateways Project Shoe. Bring YOUR gently used shoes to LimmudBoston Oct. 31 and, not only are you doing a mitzvah, but you also can win a prize!
Those shoes that you haven’t worn for a while, the ones tossed in the back of your closet, just might fit someone who’s barefoot on the other side of the globe. And in what may be its most creative – and sole-ful — fundraiser yet, Gateways is ready to make the match.
Now, through its new GPS (Gateways Project Shoe), Gateways: Access to Jewish Education is collecting gently used shoes of all sizes for those in Africa who need them most (no boots, please!) while, at the same time, supporting Jewish education for Boston-area youngsters with special needs.
Your old shoes can also make you a winner. GPS will “kick off” at LimmudBoston on Oct. 31, and anyone who brings in shoes qualifies for prizes at the GPS Donor Raffle, to be held that day. (And, no, you need not be present at the drawing to win).
Not only do you have the satisfaction of helping two worthy causes: families who will appreciate having the shoes and children who need Gateways’ educational programs and services to enable them to receive the Jewish education that’s right for them … but you end up with lots more room in your closet.