CHESTERTOWN — The Kent School Parents, Teachers and Friends is holding an athletic shoe drive fundraiser starting Thursday, Sept. 24 and running through Sunday, Oct. 11.

According to a news release, the PTF will earn funds based on the total quantity of pairs of gently worn, used and new sneakers collected.

GotSneakers, a social enterprise, will issue funds in compensation for the collected sneakers, the release states. Those funds will benefit the students at Kent School.

Donate gently worn, used and new sneakers at the following locations:

• The Mill of Kingstown: 7121 Church Hill Road, Chestertown

• Dixon Valve and Coupling Co. (Dixon employees only): 1 Dixon Square, Chestertown

• Cross Street Realtors: 201 S Cross St., Chestertown

• Kent School (current families only): 6788 Wilkins Lane, Chestertown

• Evergrain Bread Co.: 201 High St., Chestertown.

All donated sneakers are redistributed throughout the GotSneakers’ network of small business partners throughout Haiti, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Ukraine, the release states.

GotSneakers reportedly works with micro-entrepreneurs helping them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Learn more at

“We are excited about our sneaker drive,” said Cheryl Hill, president of Kent School PTF.

“We know that most people have extra sneakers in their closets they would like to donate rather than throw away. By doing so, we raise money for Kent School PTF, help the environment, and have the chance to help individuals and families in developing countries who are in desperate need of economic opportunities. It’s a win-win for everyone!”

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