District hosts successful shoe drive

Imani Whyte, Opinion Editor

Dover Area High School hosted a shoe drive that ran from Sept. 13 to Nov. 12. Guidance counselor Tara Focht started the shoe drive as she was looking for a way to help raise money for her son’s baseball team.“He plays for the York Young Revolution which is a non-profit organization, which means the team participates in community service… the team needs to raise funds for everything to play and have equipment as well as playing.”

The shoes collected will be sent out of the country to areas in need. Focht said, “We thought this was a fundraiser that could help support the team but also help those in developing countries.” 

The goal was to collect 100 bags with 25 pairs of shoes in each bag. So far, the school has collected around 2000 shoes, but there might be more. “More may have come in this week, and we have a few more bags to prepare for shipping.  So my count is based on what I know has been bagged up and is ready for shipping.” 

Not just this specific shoe drive, but all community service is significant to Focht,  “All drives like this are important because it helps those that would benefit from hand-me-downs.”