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Idaho State University African Student Association seeks new shoe donations for children of Uganda

Posted July 1, 2011

The Idaho State University African Students Association is trying to collect 130 pairs of new shoes for children attending the Rock of Ages school in village of Mbiiko, Uganda.

"We need shoes or money for shoes no later than Monday, July 11, so they can be hand-delivered to the children of Mbiiko," said Sylvia Suh, president of the ISU African Student Association.

This ISU student group is participating with the Hands4Uganda organization.

New shoes, toddler sizes 9 to 13.5, and socks can be dropped off at a box in the ISU Pond Student Union near the Information Desk. There will be a "shoe tree" near the Information Desk that has children's names, pictures and shoe sizes for people who want to donate to a specific child. The group will accept any size of new shoe, however, because there is a need beyond the school.

Donations can also be made by visiting the website www.hands4uganda.org or mail a tax-deductible donation to Hands4Uganda.org, 3550 Johnny Creek Road, Pocatello, Idaho 83204.

For more information, contact Sylvia Suh at (505) 718-8813 or Chris Baum at (208) 313-6944.

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