The Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office once again is participating in the new shoes and socks collection drive, Two Good Soles, to assist local students and families in need.
The campaign, now in its seventh year, is a collaborative effort between the Pasco County government and the school district.
The goal of the drive is to collect as many new pairs of shoes and socks as possible.
“It is heartbreaking to know that children come to school without socks or shoes in good repair,” said Pasco Tax Collector Mike Fasano in a news release.
“I am pleased that our office is once again part of this county-wide effort to collect as many pairs of footwear as possible. …Every item will go to a Pasco student in need,” said Fasano.
The need for shoes is primarily at the middle school and high school level, although shoes for elementary students also will be accepted.
The sizes most in need are children’s shoes size 9 and bigger, adult shoes of all sizes, and socks of any size. It is recommended that sneakers, shoes and socks be of a neutral color. However, no flip-flops or open-toed shoes, please.
Donations will be accepted through Oct. 21, the final day of the drive, at the labeled collection box near the door, at these sites:
- New Port Richey, 8731 Citizens Drive, Room 120
- Gulf Harbors, 4720 U.S. 19, New Port Richey
- Land O’ Lakes, 4111 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. (U.S. 41)
- Wesley Chapel, 4614 Pet Lane, Suite 109 (Lutz)
- Dade City, 14236 Sixth St., Room 100
For information about the Two Good Soles drive, call Greg Giordano, assistant tax collector for communications and special projects, at 727-847-8179.
Published September 14, 2022