Utah Valley University on way to getting new building — one sole at a time

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  • In the know
    March 7, 2010 10:38 p.m.

    The program is set up to provide an economic stimulant more than a charity. The two dollars per shoe is only given if there is a significant amount of shoes given. It helps out two organizations at once.

    The two dollars a shoe helps out as a fundraiser for a group or organization and then the shoes are sold to third world vendors at a minimal price to ensure that they have an inventory to sell.

    To prove the problem look at what happened to Africa when thousands of shirts were donated. Hundreds of people lost their jobs as that entire industry was destroyed do to donations.

    This program allows people to make a living rather than just receive handouts. They would not be able to maintain a business otherwise.

    If you give a man a fish...

    You can google Project Sole and find out more about the organization.

  • Powb-111
    March 7, 2010 7:08 p.m.

    Yeah, what is this "sold" stuff all about???

    $2 a pair and someone is living well off the
    "overhead" of a nonprofit org., perhaps not.

    Sounds strange.

  • what?
    March 7, 2010 7:21 a.m.

    The shoes get sold? Billy Graham's son has a better program.

  • In the know
    March 6, 2010 9:22 p.m.

    Thanks for supporting the drive and yes you can donate in any of the four bins across campus or in the Alumni Center. If you aren't able to bring them to campus you can contact the alumni office by calling UVU and we will come pick them up.

  • Don Quixote in Utah
    March 6, 2010 8:42 p.m.

    I saw the bin and saw a new pair of Nike basketball shoes. Thanks for the shoes UVU

  • Go UVU!
    March 6, 2010 7:03 p.m.

    Way to go UVU students!! They want a new science building and the go and do what it takes to start raising money!

  • Anonymous
    March 6, 2010 5:14 p.m.

    I know there is one by the LA building at the north entrance by the library.

  • Anonymous
    March 6, 2010 4:37 p.m.

    Where are the bins located to drop these off? I have 3 pairs I was holding on to that I no longer use.