• THE FINAL COUNT!

    Posted by Mike Carroll at 5/7/2014 6:00:00 AM
    After we donated, counted, and bagged all of the shoes, the Garnet Valley students donated
     
    4,400
    Pairs of Shoes!
     
    Here is our culminating video
     

    Shoe Drive 2014- Final Video on Vimeo.

     
    Just how many lives did we change?
     

    Shoe Drive 2014- How Many Shoes- with audio on Vimeo.

     
    And of course, here are the 4,400 push ups!
     

    Shoe Drive 2014- All the Push Ups on Vimeo.

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  • Tax-Deduction Forms

    Posted by Mike Carroll at 5/5/2014
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    Thank you for so many generous donations.  Here is a link for anyone who is looking for a way to make their shoe-donations tax-deductible. 
     
    Just list "Concord Elementary School" as the location where you donated.
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  • WOW!

    Posted by Mike Carroll at 4/29/2014
    Thank you all so much for your support.  Tomorrow I will be picking up a 17" UHaul truck and loading up thousands of shoes to deliver to one of the Soles4Souls shipping locations. 
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    Stay tuned for the Final Count and the final videos.  It's really AMAZING!
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  • LAST CALL!!!

    Posted by Mike Carroll at 4/24/2014 9:00:00 AM
    TOMORROW is the last day for donating shoes to this year's shoe drive.
     
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  • Almost There...

    Posted by Mike Carroll at 4/11/2014 11:00:00 AM
    Friday, April 25th is the final day of our Shoe Drive. Time for some spring cleaning!

     
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  • Big Helpers

    Posted by Mike Carroll at 4/8/2014 11:00:00 AM
    We have had so many students who have gone above and beyond during this shoe drive.
    Mrs. Iavarone's GVMS students interviewed 2nd graders in an attempt to find out what it is like to "walk in their shoes." 
    Mrs. Frost's GVHS came down to CES to talk to 2nd graders about the importance of safe footwear. 
    A special thanks to the 2nd graders in Mrs. Towson, Mrs. Ham, and Mrs. McCloskey's classes.  They have bagged up HUNDREDS of pairs of shoes.  Some students have even donated time during their indoor recess.  You guys are the best!

     
     
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  • Thanks To Bethel and GVES

    Posted by Mike Carroll at 4/2/2014 4:00:00 PM
    Bethel Springs and Garnet Valley Elementary Rock!
     
     
    Thanks to the other GV elementary schools, I have a lot more push ups to do.  More importantly, they are helping to make a positive change for others in need!
    A special THANK YOU to a group of kind GVES students who helped me load hundreds of shoes into my van.  It was good to see you again.  My how you've grown!!
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    640 more pairs of shoes!
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  • Sooooo Close!

    Posted by Mike Carroll at 4/1/2014 3:00:00 PM
    Check out that total!
     
     
    We are getting very close to our goal of 2,000 Pairs of Shoes!  We have a few more piles to count here at Concord and I'll be picking up a bunch of shoes from GVES and BSES later this week.  Lets see if we can look through our closets during Spring Break!
     
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  • The "Big Kids"

    Posted by Mike Carroll at 3/27/2014 12:00:00 PM
    Today was a great day.
     
    Mrs. Frost and the Future Medical and Science Professionals from Garnet Valley High School joined us in the Art room to talk about some of the difficulties that people have when they don't have shoes to wear.  They taught Ms. Holton's class about how small scrapes and cuts on the bottom of feet can become really dangerous if they are not protected by proper footwear. 
    Thanks to "The Big Kids" for coming down to teach our 2nd graders.  Thanks also to Dr. Citarelli, Dr. Bertrondo, and Mrs. Dunn for joining us. 
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  • Visitors!

    Posted by Mike Carroll at 3/26/2014 1:00:00 PM
    We are going to have some pretty special visitors in the next couple weeks.
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    The students at Concord are in for an exciting treat.  Tomorrow, Mrs. Frost will be bringing some of her High School students down to Concord to work with one our 2nd grade classes.  They will be doing a special Shoe Drive lesson with Ms. Holton's class. 
    Then, the week of April 7th, Mrs. Iavarone will be bringing her 6th grade classes down to Concord to interview Mrs. Kaufman's class and Mrs. Maleno's class.  We're really looking forward to collaborating.
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