Students at The Big Backyard Nursery School are learning about recycling and are helping others by participating in a local shoe recycling program. ShoeBox Recycling, a for-profit shoe recycling company based in Fairless Hills, PA, collects used shoes and keeps them out of landfills.
"We want to humanize the process and encourage people to share their shoes and shoe stories by placing a note inside their shoe to find the person who will ultimately be their future owners," said Lisa Pomerantz, Queen of Sole at ShoeBox Recycling and Big Backyard parent. "No matter what we do in life, shoes are a part of our story. When we connect people from different cultures together as SoleMates, we can help make the world a smaller, greener and friendlier place with something as common as our shoes."
Big Backyard students have donated 111 pounds of shoes so far and have also learned valuable lessons about helping those in need and protecting the environment.
For more information on ShoeBox Recycling please visit https://www.facebook.com/ShoeBoxRecycling.