Thursday, December 24, 2009

Raymond C. Cramer Elementary Students Collect "Soles 4 Souls"

Raymond C. Cramer Elementary (RCCE) students in Ms. Katherine Byrne and Ms. Jennifer Gati's classes collected over 500 pairs of shoes for the Soles 4 Souls program sponsored locally by Mandee's Shoes in Middletown. According to statistics, approximately 1.5 pairs of shoes lie idle in American closets and more than 300 million children around the world are without shoes. Soles 4 Souls gives away a pair of shoes every 13 seconds.
The RCCE students collected the most shoes ever gathered by a participating group in the history of the local Soles 4 Souls program. Not only did they collect the shoes, but the students were also able to use their math skills when they sorted, counted and boxed all the shoes that were collected.
Orange-Ulster BOCES is extremely proud of the generosity and dedication of students and staff in these classes and their accomplishment in helping those who are less fortunate than they.

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