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Shoe collection helps refugees in need

Kacee Haslett

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Through the end of the school year, students can donate their old shoes for the Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation. This organization is “dedicated to helping youth overcome the legacy of violence, hatred, and division,” according to the website. It was founded by Mr. Kizito Kalima, who survived the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. He works to help children displaced from their own families who seek refuge from Africa in central Indiana.

Social studies teacher Ms. Brenda Seager said, “It’s an easy way to help those newly arriving to Indy to get back on their feet.”

Shoes will be collected in boxes outside the fine arts entrance, the main office, Ms. Seager’s Room 312, and the front entrance doors to school.