Pratt County Kiwanis Club, Lion's Club collecting shoes for people in need

(Photo Courtesy: The Pratt Tribune)

PRATT COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH/PRATT TRIBUNE) The Pratt County Kiwanis Club and the Pratt County Lion's Club make us Kansas Proud for helping people in third world countries.

The Pratt County Tribune reports the organization is collecting gently used or new shoes through March.

“We have this shoe drive every two years, and this is our third year,” Kiwanis member Ron Moser told the Pratt Tribune. “Each time we have gathered over 3,000 pairs of shoes just here in Pratt. It is amazing what a throw-away society we have become. If you think about it, America can basically clothe the world with what we have extra in our closets.“

Earlier this month, the Pratt Lions Club joined in the shoe drive with members bringing in a full garbage bag of new and gently used shoes to donate for those less fortunate.

The organization says their goal is to collect 100 bags of shoes to donate.

Donations can be dropped off at the Pratt Municipal Building, PRMC, Pratt High School, Liberty Middle School, Skyline Schools and several area churches.