So shoe drives like this one make an impact in a variety of ways.
Here are some examples of how...
1) AAGS and CNY is impacted by the money raised because it will help us to open our new clinic. Having the new clinic will help combat the problem of overpopulation of unwanted pets, help local shelters and rescues cut costs because of the low-cost model of the clinic and low-income families will be better able to afford to have their pets get fixed and live healthier, happier lives.
2) the shoe drive helps create job opportunities for people here in the USA because the shoes need to be picked up, processed and shipped overseas.
3) our environment is impacted by keeping shoes that can be re-purposed out of our landfills, making our air and soils healthier for everyone.
4) individuals in developing nations are able to better their lives as well as the lives of the people in their communities. Below are some of their stories.