Shoe Drive fundraiser on now ! ! !

Project: LEARN of Medina County is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through April 30!


Here's how it works:


During the months of March and April, we are asking you to kindly donate gently worn, used and new shoes to one of five drop-off locations (listed below). Project: LEARN will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will support Project: LEARN's one-on-one tutoring programs for adults in need of educational assistance in Medina County!


The drop-off locations are:


• The BookShelf in Brunswick (831 Pearl Road)

• The BookShelf in Medina (105 W. Liberty Street)

• The BookShelf in Wadsworth (130 Main Street)

• National Design Mart (2255 Medina Road)


All donated shoes will be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of small business partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs 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 drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe, and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send her son to law school!


So if you have extra shoes in your closets you would like to donate, you have the opportunity to help an adult student in need right here in Medina County, as well as families in developing nations who need economic opportunities. The shoes you donate will be given a second chance and will make a difference in people's lives around the world. It's a win-win for everyone!

Become a friend of Project: LEARN

Project: LEARN is a registered 501(c)(3) charity (IRS Tax ID# 34-1728940), so your donations to our organization are tax deductible.  Donations provide tutor training materials and GED curricula, ESL books, adult-appropriate reading materials, calculators, and all the supplies necessary for us to help our students achieve their goals.  Friends of Project: LEARN are recognized on our website and in our newsletters; we couldn’t fulfill our mission without the support of community members who understand our mission and are dedicated to helping us to fulfill it.

$25 buys one student textbook

$50 buys books for a student/volunteer tutor pair

$100 buys initial training books, materials and a calculator for a GED student

$140 pays for a student’s testing fees to take the GED examination

Does your company have a Matching Gifts program?  For a list of company matching gift programs, click here. That list is not exhaustive, so check with your human resources department to see if your gift to us might be matched by your company, at no additional cost to you.

Do you have a Donor Advised Fund that you use for charitable giving? We are linked to DAFDirect via the link below:

To donate by credit card, scroll to the top of this page and click on the “Donate Now” button in the right margin.  (PayPal will allow you to set up a recurring monthly donation on your credit card if you wish.)

To donate by mail, please send checks payable to Project: LEARN to:

Project: LEARN of Medina County
105 W. Liberty Street, Lower
Medina, OH  44256

For more information on becoming a Friend of Project: LEARN, contact us at 330.723.1314 or

Thank you for your support!