A total of 158 bags of shoes were collected

Last updated: August 25. 2014 6:00AM - 518 Views
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Submitted photo | Jefferson PostFrom left: Lexie Danner, Elaine Graham, Charles Graham, Joe Slade and Ray Podd from Keep Ashe Beautiful; Ron Searcy, Lori Singer and Geena Green from Goodwill Industries. Not pictured: Courtney Cox from Keep Ashe Beautiful, who coordinated the fundraiser.
Submitted photo | Jefferson PostFrom left: Lexie Danner, Elaine Graham, Charles Graham, Joe Slade and Ray Podd from Keep Ashe Beautiful; Ron Searcy, Lori Singer and Geena Green from Goodwill Industries. Not pictured: Courtney Cox from Keep Ashe Beautiful, who coordinated the fundraiser.
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Keep Ashe Beautiful wrapped up its Shoe Drive earlier this month.


The shoe drive was a collaboration with Goodwill Industries.


“We reached our goal of 100 bags with 25 pairs of shoes plus,” Elaine Graham, executive director of Keep Ashe Beautiful, said. “The total was 158 bags. We will use the funds from this collection for educational programs mostly in our schools.”


“Goodwill was honored to be a part of helping to keep Ashe beautiful,” District Manager Ron Searcy said. “Our mission is to help get people back to work. Collaborating with other organizations is a big part of our mission.”


Graham extends thanks to the community for helping them to meet their objective.


“Remember the shoes go to areas in the world where shoes are needed,” Graham said.


Keep Ashe Beautiful is a volunteer organization and the county’s affiliate of Keep North Carolina Beautiful. KNCB affiliates meet certification requirements annually through Keep America Beautiful, which is a national grassroots network of nearly 600 certified affiliates and a total of over 1,000 organizations.

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