20,000 Pairs of Shoes

Northport Rotary Club and East Northport Rotary Club teamed up, under the direction of Anita and Bill Thomas, to collect 20,000 pairs of shoes in March, 2016 for Soles4Souls, a worldwide distributor of new and used shoes to areas of poverty and disaster. This 7th annual drive far exceeded prior year totals, aided particularly by kids in school, scout and other groups. As Anita Thomas noted: “It was really a heartwarming experience. Everybody just came together, it was so wonderful.” Area churches, businesses, running groups and others pitched in.