Press Release (ePRNews.com) - WASHINGTON - Feb 28, 2019 - In honor of World Water Day 2019, BARKA Foundation (www.barkafoundation.org) is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser to raise funds for clean water in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Through a partnership with Funds2Orgs, a leading creative fundraising social enterprise in the U.S., BARKA Foundation will earn funds based on the total weight of used/gently worn and new shoes collected. Those dollars will support clean water initiatives in schools and communities in Burkina Faso. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes and sending them to the address below.
“We are excited about the potential for our shoe drive to positively impact the people of Burkina,” said Circey Trevant, BARKA Foundation board member. “We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they could donate. Their donations help us raise money for BARKA’s clean water initiatives and through Funds2Orgs, we have the chance to help families in developing nations who need economic opportunities. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to BARKA’s Shoes 4 H2O campaign, donors can give their shoes a second life and make a difference in people’s lives around the world.
About BARKA Foundation
BARKA empowers the people of Burkina Faso to thrive by partnering with rural villages to break the poverty cycle … permanently. BARKA’s primary focus is water, sanitation and hygiene. BARKA is also committed to reciprocity by serving as a bridge between individuals, schools and communities of Burkina Faso and the United States to facilitate greater understanding, cultural exchange and the co-creation of a culture of peace. BARKA serves as an advocate for indigenous people in Burkina, forming long-term relationships with village communities. Its projects are driven by the needs of Burkinabe and foster their autonomy to sustain and own all projects. BARKA combines high- and low-tech, using indigenous and modern techniques to implement cost-effective, high-impact and culturally appropriate solutions. “Barka” is a West African word of gratitude, blessing and reciprocity. BARKA Foundation is a UN-affiliated NGO and a registered CFC Charity.
All donated shoes will be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs to help them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Micro-entrepreneurs use proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers to feed, clothe and house their families.
Contact: Circey Trevant
Address to mail donated shoes: 3117 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21218 Source :