Friday, March 27, 2009

Shoe Sale supports Seton's Missions

Seton High School students in Cincinnati, OH have chucked the old bake sale, car wash and bagging groceries model to do some good while raising money to do even more good.

Now through April 8, students at the 540-student all-girls Catholic high school are selling clogs and flip-flops for Soles4Souls.

The cost of the shoes - $10 for clogs and $5 for flip-flops - will also benefit mission trips to Appalachia, New Orleans, Guatemala and Honduras the school has planned for the coming summer. Forty percent of proceeds will be returned to the school for that purpose.

"Yes, it helps us out. But the broader picture is it helps globally beyond Price Hill," said Sister Sandy Howe, community service coordinator at Seton High.

Carly Hartman of Delhi Township has been on two mission trips to Appalachia. She will make her third trip there this summer and said she has admired how families come together in times of hardship.

"These are people who have a lot less than we have, materially, but they have more, spiritually, than we do," Hartman said.

Shoes bought through the fundraiser will be donated to the poor in Uganda in honor of Violet, a young Ugandan woman Seton High School has supported since 2002. The school pays for the woman's educational and personal needs.

To give to Seton High School's Soles4Souls fundraiser, visit

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