2017-08-03 / Community News

Church embarks on shoe drive

Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a shoe drive fundraiser through Oct. 22 to raise funds for church preservation. Trinity will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected. Anyone can help by donating gently worn used and new shoes at Trinity Episcopal Church, 403 Main St., Saco. Collection bins are located outside the doors of the church.

All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs works with microentrepreneurs in helping them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drives are used to feed, clothe and house their families.

Trinity Episcopal Church was consecrated on Nov. 20, 1827 and is the oldest original church building in Saco and the third oldest in the Diocese of Maine. The church was moved to its current location on the corner of Cleveland and Main Streets in 1959 where it has been serving its parishioners and the community ever since establishing links with York County Senior College, AA, Meals on Wheels, Saco Food Pantry, and the American Red Cross.

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