Mesa is celebrating Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) by hosting an athletic shoe drive for kids. The city is encouraging local youth to participate by volunteering to lead and organize donation drives within their schools, clubs, churches, Boy Scout troops and neighborhoods through the months of March and April. Donations of new or gently used closed-toe athletic shoes for kids in elementary school are requested. Donations can be dropped off at Mountain View High School, 845 N. Lindsay Road, 9 a.m. to noon April 27 in conjunction with Hersey’s Track and Field Games.
Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world, and the only day of service dedicated to children and youth.
For more information on organizing a shoe drive, contact the City of Mesa Neighborhood Outreach Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Alvis at (480) 644-3705 or firstname.lastname@example.org or to register for the Global Youth Service Day visit www.gysd.org/cityofmesa/athletic school drive collection event.
- *City of Mesa