TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Unless it’s a horse, most animals don’t wear shoes. But shoes can be turned into cash that could benefit the Twin Falls Animal Shelter.

That’s what the College of Southern Idaho Sustainability Council is doing, and it could use your help.

Council volunteers have placed collection bins at every building on the CSI campus as well as at the animal shelter at 420 Victory Ave., Twin Falls. People can donate their lightly used shoes to any of the bins.

According to information from the college:

The CSI group has partnered with Funds2Orgs, a network of micro-enterprise partners in developing nations that will buy the shoes for redistribution to help people in those nations start, maintain and grow businesses such as Haiti, Honduras, and other African and Central American nations. The Sustainability Council hopes to gather enough pairs of shoes to earn $1,000 to donate to the animal shelter.

The shoe donation runs through Oct. 31. For more information, contact CSI Sustainability Council Co-chair Jan Simpkin at or 732-6840.

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