Students at Hamilton-Holmes Middle School are collecting used tennis shoes for third world countries. If the tennis shoes are too worn out to be used, they will be donated to Nike to be recycled into mats to be used for playgrounds and tracks.
With winter upon us, now is a good time to clean out closets and recycle tennis shoes you have not been wearing. Missing a tennis shoe? We will take the one left behind. Our Tennis Shoe Project will run through April 1st.
Any size, any condition and any type of tennis shoe will be accepted. Please make sure to clean any loose dirt before turning them in. They do not need to be washed. Just tie them together and give them to a HHMS student. Students will turn them in at HHMS each Tuesday for a shoe count. One excellent aspect of this project is that it involves no cost to those who participate. The project is being sponsored by the Student Cooperative Association.
Green collection boxes have also been placed in the Essex Bank branches in King William and West Point, EVB Central Garage, 360 Hardware and the King William Pharmacy for tennis shoes. If there is a question please call Bianca Cabrera, the SCA Sponsor or Mary Ann Johnson, HHMS Bookkeeper, at 804-769-3434 ext. 517.