In the United States alone, more than 600 million pairs of shoes are thrown away per year. The materials used to manufacture a pair of shoes are created from chemical compounds that will create health hazards if left to disintegrate openly or in landfills. By donating your gently worn, used and news shoes to Fortune Academy, your shoes are given a second chance to make a difference!
From October 11 through December 9, 2022, the public is invited to participate in a shoe drive to raise funds for Fortune Academy. Donations of gently worn, used and new shoes will be accepted. The amount of money raised is determined by the total weight of the shoes collected. All donated shoes will be redistributed to microenterprise partners through
Funds2Orgs, a for profit social enterprise, and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start their own businesses.
Shoe donations are accepted every Tuesday through December 9 at the Fortune Academy offices, located at 5626 Lawton Loop E Drive in Indianapolis.
Fortune Academy is a destination for the education of individuals with learning differences. They are committed to enhancing innovative opportunities for 1st-12th grade students, teacher training, and the expansion of a comprehensive community resource center. They are a leader in research-based education. According to research done by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, nearly 1 in 5 students are affected by dyslexia, 1 in 30 have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and over 40% of students with language based learning differences are improperly placed in special needs programs that aren’t addressing their needs. Fortune Academy endeavors to provide these students with an education that makes sense to them.