Huron Valley State Bank Donates Over 25 Bags of Shoes
Huron Valley State Bank's Green Team is proud to announce the overwhelming success of its recent shoe drive, which saw the collection of 25 bags of shoes. These shoes will be routed through the partnership with a local Milford business, For Feet’s Sake, who will distribute them directly to Community Sharing for families in need in the community and to Soles for Souls, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing footwear to those in need around the world.
The shoe drive ran from August 18 through August 31st. Collection bins were located inside the branches and the Financial Center throughout the duration of the program. Shoes were also collected during the Bank’s annual Shredding Day event on Saturday, August 19th. The program was organized by the Bank’s Green Team as part of its ongoing commitment to giving back to the community and promoting environmentally friendly practices.
"We are pleased with the response to our shoe drive," said Lori Gray, Chairperson of the Green Team. "Our community has once again demonstrated its generosity and compassion by contributing to this initiative. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our team members and the support of our customers and neighbors, we were able to collect 25 bags of shoes that will directly benefit those in need."
“No shoe will go unused,” said Traci Goodnough, Owner of For Feet’s Sake “The collected shoes will find their way to those who need them most, first in our local community and then around the world. Every part of the shoe can be reused and repurposed and put to good use.”
The Bank’s Green Team was formed in 2022 and is dedicated to implementing environmentally friendly practices within the Bank by advocating for sustainability and taking actions that reduce the environmental impact of the bank and community. The team has reduced the amount of paper utilized within the bank, organized a park clean up on Earth Day, and several bank wide collections.