The Humane Society of Yates Co. is conducting a shoe collection drive through May 14 to raise funds for improving the dog housing. The shelter will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds20rgs will purchase all of the donated goods. Those dollars will benefit the animals located at the HSYC. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at the Shelter, 1216 State Route 14A, Penn Yan.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain, and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras, and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe, and house their families.