Kennesaw holds shoe drive through Dec. 31

A shoe drive is being held through Dec. 31 to raise funds for Keep Kennesaw Beautiful’s environmental education and beautification projects.

Donations of gently worn, used and new shoes will be accepted at Kennesaw City Hall, 2529 J. O. Stephenson Ave., during business hours.

Look for the bin labeled KKB Shoe Drive in the lobby.

The amount of money raised is determined by the total weight of the shoes collected.

All donated shoes will be redistributed to microenterprise partners through Funds2Orgs, a for-profit social enterprise, and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start their own businesses.

In the U.S. alone, more than 600 million pairs of shoes are thrown away every year.

The materials used to manufacture a pair of shoes are created from chemical compounds that will create health hazards if left to disintegrate openly or in landfills, according to KKB.