#Activate10: Gently used shoes still being collected by Soroptimist International, Girl Scouts

Our community is large and wildly diverse, which is at the same time our strength and our weakness. #Activate10 is a movement seeking to increase communication between individuals and organizations across Fremont County and to promote positive action in our communities.

Soroptimist International of Riverton, in partnership with the Girl Scouts, is still scouring the County in search of gently used shoes. As part of the ultimate Reduce/Recycle/Re-Use project, Fremont County residents are asked to donate their new or gently used shoes.  All shoes are needed: men’s, women’s, children’s, and many more are needed.

Two more Drive-By, Drop-Off dates have been scheduled: In Riverton, Friday, June 26th, 11 am – 2 pm in Sutherland’s parking lot. In Lander, Saturday, June 27th, 11 am – 2 pm, under the canopy of the closed gas station west of Mr. D’s Parking Lot. Wyoming Community Bank Lobbies have opened in Lander and Riverton and both have collection boxes


“It’s really a great project”, said SI Riverton President Barbara Stapleton. “When people bring shoes, we always say thank you. Almost everyone comes back with, ‘thank you for taking these’. It’s a great way to give your shoes a second life.”

The shoes will be sold to Funds2Orgs, a nonprofit based in Florida.  They ship the shoes overseas to developing countries, using them to set up micro-enterprises and helping individuals own and run their own businesses. This project keeps the shoes out of the landfill and can give them a second life. Funds raised are used by SI Riverton for their programs in Fremont County, improving the lives of women and girls.


Riverton – The Print Shop, Profiles Hair Design, Chamber of Commerce, Wyoming Community Bank, and the Saturday Farmer’s market at City Hall.

Lander – Belles and Beaus, Meridian Trust FCU, Burns Insurance, Wyoming Community Bank


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