Friday, April 16, 2021
Florida Catholic staff - Florida Catholic
MIAMI | A group of students from archdiocesan schools participated in a Lenten project that resulted in the donation of 5,000 pairs of shoes to Camillus House.
The project was spearheaded by three students from Archbishop Edward McCarthy High in Southwest Ranches. Siblings Susanna, Sophia and Christopher Inguanzo partnered with a Miami Lakes-based non-profit called Loving Soles to lead and coordinate the collection efforts, working with public, charter and Catholic schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Students from Archbishop McCarthy and Msgr. Edward Pace in Miami Gardens sorted, cleaned and packed the more than 5,000 pairs of shoes. Students from Our Lady of the Lakes School in Miami Lakes designed and decorated the collection bins while also contributing shoes to the effort. Students at Mother of Our Redeemer School in northwestern Miami-Dade County also helped with the collection.
A similar project in 2020 netted Camillus House over 2,000 pairs of shoes, a total the students more than doubled this year. To reach that goal, they asked local municipalities to put out donation boxes in their communities.
The sorting and packing took place March 20, 2021 in Miami Lakes withCamillus House CEO Hilda Fernandez, Board Chairman Paul Lowenthal and Chief Operations Officer Bob Lozada helping out.
Read more at the following links:
- From Camillus House: https://bit.ly/3gucwH9
- From Community Newspapers: https://bit.ly/3ahpYdb
- From The Miami Laker: https://bit.ly/3eaw3Jz.