ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 17, 2011)
-- Albany High School invites
you to help those in need this holiday season by contributing a pair
of new or gently used shoes to its student-led Soles4Souls campaign.
Discovery Academy junior Elide Pichardo (pictured at right)
organized the shoe drive after being motivated to develop a
community-service project during a summer leadership program at RPI.
"Shoes are a basic necessity that we all take for granted," Pichardo
said. "It's important for us to give back to those who aren't as
Donations are being
accepted at the high school since the Nov. 18 performance
of Scapino! by the Albany High Theatre Ensemble. The Soles4Souls campaign continues
through Dec. 19. Donation boxes are located at the main office and
in the Discovery and Leadership academy house offices.
Additionally, anyone donating a new or gently used pair of
shoes, sneakers or boots will receive free admission to the
following Albany High basketball games:
Friday, Dec. 9 -- Boys vs. Bishop Maginn
Friday, Jan. 6 -- Girls vs. Catholic
Click here to download a .pdf flyer with more information about
To find out more about
how you can help, send a note to