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SMAMS students put right foot forward helping others

May 1, 2012

Photo by Victoria Stanish - Students and staff at St. Marys Area Middle School recently collected sneakers to donate to natural disaster victims throughout the United States through the Annual National Sneaker Drive. Pictured are the seventh grade class officers and Mr. Albert Assalone of St. Marys, who is taking the shoes to his church to be sent out to help other Americans in need.

The 7th grade classes at St. Marys Area Middle School have put their hearts and "soles" into helping victims of natural disasters through a recent sneaker collection. The students are participating in the Annual National Sneaker Drive, which will assist people across the country who have been affected by everything from tornadoes to Hurricane Irene.
The sneaker drive was the seventh grade's class project; they coordinated it and the entire middle school student body, faculty and staff contributed. People were asked to donate sneakers in any condition and of any size, color, brand or quality. A collection was held near the end of April in the school lobby, with a final tally of more than 70 pairs. The theme of the drive was, “What would you do in their shoes?”

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