Mission Statement: describes who we are and what our purpose is.
Wayne Elsey, an executive for the footwear company New Balance. Mr. Elsey was motivated by the 2004 tsunami, to call his friends and ask them to donate shoes, resulting in a donation of around 250,000 pairs of shoes. A year later, our Gulf Coast was decimated by Hurricane Katrina, and Mr. Elseydonating over a million pairs of shoes.Since it’s formation, Soles 4 Souls has given away nearly 12 million pairs of shoes - currently averaging one pair donated every 7 seconds.
Table of contents<br />Mission Statement<br />Team Goals<br />Team Vision & Expectations<br />Team Roles<br />Community Partner (1)<br />Community Partner (2)<br />Project Timeline<br />Communication Plan<br />Project Setbacks<br />Project Accomplishments<br />Event Flyer<br />PSA at WCTV<br />Advertising Picture (1)<br />Advertising Picture (2)<br />Event Day Picture (1)<br />Event Day Picture (2)<br />What we have learned<br />
Mission statement<br />The Soleful Five is a dedicated group of five students who want to make an impact on our surrounding community by promoting recycling awareness, education, and sustainability. Through our combined effort in launching a “Soles 4 Souls” shoe recycling drive, we hope to show that a small group of students can make a big difference in people’s lives around the world.<br />
Team Goals<br />Team Goal: Our goal as a team is to have a successful recycling campaign during America Recycles Week in order to raise awareness about "wasting" effectively and to incite a feeling of philanthropy in the community. As a group, and through collaboration with Soles 4 Souls and our community coordinator, we aim to use our diversified skills and attributes to plan and implement a shoe drive to collect gently worn shoes to be distributed to those in need around the world. Our goal is to also get students at New Bedford High School involved by not only donating, but advertising for such cause. Throughout this experience we hope to meet our project goals while maintaining group cohesion and professionalism amongst group members.<br />Milestones to Reach:<br />Recylce 500 pairs of shoes to "Soles 4 Souls“<br />Raise money to cover the shipping costs<br />Use TV media to reach surrounding town and communities.<br />Get NBHS students involved in our project<br />Obtain seven collection boxes to distribute around campus and New Bedford High School<br />
Team Vision & Expectations<br />Team Vision:To actively raise awareness about recycling and to instill a desire in the community to recycle. Through our efforts in putting this campaign together we envision engaging the surrounding community in a philanthropic effort to help those in need.<br />Team Expectations:<br />Each member is expected to maintain a positive attitude throughout the project.<br />Each member is expected to be accountable for his/her work contribution.<br />Each member is expected to maintain open channels of communication with the rest of the group to ensure proper collaboration.<br />Each member is expected to regularly attend classes, team meetings, and other events as scheduled.<br />Each member is expected to maintain a degree of professionalism when interacting with one another and our community partners.<br />
Team roles<br />Carlos: Wiki Organizer, he is very computer savvy and also works in the library making it convenient to update the wiki pages. He is also very creative so he will have great ideas when it comes to designing the layout, fonts, and structure of the pages.Chris: Advertisement Manager, he is very creative and a talented artist, making him the perfect candidate for this position. He will be responsible for designing our flyers and ensuring the public is made aware.Ryan: Scribe, he is very organized and thorough at taking notes. His voice of reason is able to quietly control the group at times and he is always there for anyone who needs help.Jenna: Contact Manager, she is very good at communicating with the group and is comfortable meeting and talking with others. She is also very organized and good at delegating tasks and making sure they get done.Mikala: Public Relations Coordinator, she is very good at contacting others to reach out for help. She is very resourceful because of her background and also very confident.<br />
Community partner (1)<br />Soles 4 Souls was started in 2006 by Wayne Elsey<br /> Since it’s formation, Soles 4 Souls has given away nearly 12 million pairs of shoes<br />About 55% of the shoes stay in America, with the remaining 45% being shipped across the world to various locations.<br />
Community Partner (2)<br />Large population of student body<br />Already established after school groups and clubs<br />Close/easily accessible to group members<br />Dean of students very eager to participate and willing to help<br />
Project setbacks<br />Could not find a community partner to pick up shoes free of charge<br />Could not use NBHS for shoe drive location<br />Did not receive many donations to off set shipping costs<br />Team members all had different and busy schedules<br />
Project accomplishments<br />Approved to host shoe drive at the Buttonwood Park Warming house<br />Successfully advertised around the community via posters, flyers, and also a public service announcement<br />Drive day successful, received ____ pairs of shoes<br />Received donation from the Cape Verdean Festival Association to ship shoes to Soles 4 Souls<br />