You can help craft your old blue jeans and plastic jugs into shoes for impoverished kids in Africa, at an event sponsored by Life Christian Academy in Tacoma.
The school’s student outreach class is organizing the event, which is open to the public, from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the school’s lower gym, 1717 S. Union Ave.
Students are working through an organization called Sole Hope, which asks volunteers to collect and prepare recycled materials, then hires people in Uganda to make simple shoes from them.
The goal is to distribute the shoes and prevent disease and complications that can affect kids’ unprotected feet.
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Volunteers are asked to bring old blue jeans, rinsed plastic jugs, sharp scissors and an optional $10 donation to pay for shipping and production costs. A free spaghetti dinner will be provided for participants.
For more information, contact teacher Becke Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-756-2190. Volunteers are asked to RSVP by Thursday.