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Merryhill kids donate shoes to Japan

Students collect 307 pairs for those devastated by recent earthquake and tsunami
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Fifth graders from Merryhill School in Roseville donated 307 pairs of shoes to Soles4Souls for those devastated by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Students piggybacked on the efforts of Sports Chalet in Roseville to merge their shoe donations. The kids also made fliers and posted them throughout the community to encourage people to bring in gently used and outgrown shoes. The students delivered the collected shoes to Sports Chalet on Friday, April 8. Soles4Souls is a charitable organization based in Nashville, Tenn. that collects shoes from private donations, footwear warehouses and retailers worldwide to donate to people in need. Since beginning in 2005, Soles4Souls has supplied nearly 12 million pairs of shoes to people in more than 125 countries. ~ Staff report