Thank you to everyone who donated and helped promote the Egbe Hospital shoe drive.  Our team collected 300 pairs of shoes that will be shipped in the next container to Nigeria, where they will be delivered to the ECWA Hospital Egbe.

Banyan’s Shirley Kyle, accounting, Felicia Sharkey, parts, and Priscilla Strickland, accounting, decided to organize the shoe drive after learning they were very much needed in Egbe.   The photo shows them packaging the shoes in a container headed to Egbe, Africa.

Besides our teammates getting involved, several of Banyan’s friends and customers checked their closets for shoes they no longer wore but were still in good condition and brought them to donate. Big drop boxes were in Banyan’s departments for the collection and we even had some non-local friends ship shoes for the shoe drive.

The shoe drive flyer was photographed and designed by Linda Li and Chris Oquist, marketing.  These creative two took a pair of sneakers outside on the walkway, made the heart with the shoelaces and snapped the photo.