Corydon nonprofit begins city wide shoe drive.

Corydon nonprofit, Clean Socks Hope announces city wide shoe drive in support of the Hope Music Festival which is being billed in part as the world's largest shoe drive September 24 at the Jeffersonville, River Stage.
EDGE shoes for water
EDGE shoes for water
Sept. 13, 2011 - PRLog -- The Corydon Town Council voted unanimously to approve Clean Socks Hope's request to facilitate a city wide shoe drive. Partnering with the Harrison County YMCA and Edge Outreach the group will be holding an extensive 2 week shoe drive culminating with its Hope Music Festival, September 24, 2011 at the City of Jeffersonville, River Stage.

"Participants are encouraged to clean out their closets, rubber band each pair and bag them up for us," Spokesperson Jeff Minton said, "Donations may be dropped off at the Harrison County YMCA during normal operating hours or at our offices at 701 N Capitol Avenue in Corydon."

The Corydon Collection drive will run from 9/12 - 9/23, with a last day for pickup on 9/30/11. Donations may be dropped off at 701 N Capitol Ave (Rear) or by appointment on Thursday 9/15 and 9/22 with the final pick up scheduled on 9/30. City residents with pick up requests may leave a message and their address at 812.225.5202 or via e-mail at Clean Socks volunteers will do routine neighborhood drives for folks that want to just bag and leave them on their porch or curb, DAV style.

Collection points - Clean Socks Hope office, 701 N Capitol Ave and Harrison Co. YMCA - both locations are in Corydon. For more information go to the nonprofit's website for more drop off locations when they are confirmed. (

Donation information: The shoes will go to Edge Outreach who has an exporter that buys the shoes. The exporter takes these shoes into some of the same developing countries that they do water purification projects in and sells them to local vendors instead of giving them away. Because of this, they contribute to micro-enterprise ventures that benefit the economy. This business model helps to provide funds for EDGE, the exporter, and those small business owners in developing countries.

Why Shoes? Shoes serve another purpose besides providing EDGE with funds for water purification. When they are sold in developing countries they serve as protection against injuries of the foot and prevent parasites from entering a person's body through bare feet.

The Hope Music Festival begins the day with its Hope 5K Run/Walk for Water beginning at the Jeffersonville, River Stage at 8:00 o’clock AM EST. The race runs along Riverside Drive to the Falls of the Ohio State Park and back for what should be a magnificent new race course for runners.

The festival is also calling for an open casting call for 2000 dancers to participate in the festival’s “Dance Your Shoes Off,” flash mob and video shoot.  Clean Socks Hope, the charity behind the festival is partnering with Louisville nonprofit EDGE Outreach and Jeffersonville feeding ministry Jesus Cares at Exit 0 along with numerous church partners to sponsor the 2011 Hope Music Festival featuring Addison Road.

The festival still has openings for local artisans, businesses and ministries who would like to participate.

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Clean Socks Hope is a 501©(3) nonprofit dedicated to the forgotten community of people who until now remain lost in the shadows, alone without a voice.
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