Students and staff collected over 300 pairs of shoes, along with 1,059 pairs of socks and 57 pairs of shoelaces. All collected items will be sent to children in need in the United States and 23 countries around the world.
Looking beyond our own needs and showing compassion toward others are top goals at Durham Intermediate School. All classes participated in a competition to earn points for the most shoes, socks and laces brought in each week.
At the end of the drive, the 5 and 6 grade class earning the most points won the Most CompasSHOEnate Class award and a popcorn party. Congratulations to Ms. Hinzman’s 5 grade and Mrs. Snow’s 6 grade classes!
The DIS Recycling Club sponsored a school wide shoe drive for those in need. Any shoes that were no longer wearable were recycled and in some cases, rubber from the shoes will go to resurface playgrounds. The campus community also collected shoes for Terracycle, a company that donates shoes to people in need. Students and staff went throughout their school day without shoes (after donating a pair) to better understand what it’s like for the many people around the globe who do not even own one pair. By the end of the week, the entire school collected 374 pairs of shoes.
Additional DIS Earth Week activities included staff members taking pledges to go electricity/ electronics free for one hour a day, and BYORB (Bring Your Own Refillable Bottle) Day to raise awareness of using refillable water bottles over disposable ones.
The Carroll ISD PTO for Special Programs is launching Kickz for Kids, a fundraiser benefiting the Special Programs students, parents and faculty. Exclusively sold through the PTO for Special Programs, these shoes show Carroll Dragon Pride and raise money for children in Carroll ISD all at once.
The shoes come in both adult and youth sizes. Each pair features the Carroll Dragon Trademark in all white or a pink-white a
nd green-white combinations. Click here for more information regarding the shoes and to place an order online.
For every pair of Dragon Logo Shoes sold, the PTO for Special Programs receives 20% ($10). Support the Special Programs Department in Dragon Style! For more information about the Carroll ISD PTO for Special Programs, visit the PTO website.