In an effort led by the Spoede Elementary School Student Council, Spoede Elementary students collected 1,652 pairs of shoes for the Shoeman Water Projects. Shoeman Water Projects collects thousands of donated used and new shoes from school service projects, church mission projects, business drop locations and business in-house shoe drives.
The shoes collected through the Shoeman Water Project are either sold or recycled, with profits used to dig wells, repair existing wells and build water purification systems. The Spoede Elementary School Student Council is sponsored by Art Teacher Jim Boland and Fifth-Grade Teacher Joe Joachimstaler. Jennifer Johnson’s second-grade class earned the Golden Shoe Award for collecting 211 pairs of shoes, the most of any class.
Shown here are Spoede Elementary School fifth-graders Jason Pummer and Hans Mueller collecting shoes in their neighborhood.