PSC Shoe Drive Commemorates Victims of 9/11

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Prairie State College (PSC) recently finished a shoe drive conducted as a way to remember the victims of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001. Tiffany Bohm, adjunct professor of political science, asked the students from the International Relations and American Government courses to donate shoes as part of their service learning project. The entire campus community participated and the final count was 1,105 shoes. The shoe drive started on September 11, reflecting the National Day of Service, and ended December 11.

The shoes were donated to Goodwill to be distributed across the country. “This was the first year for the shoe drive and I really had no idea how it would go, but I am quite pleased with the amount collected,” said Bohm.

Bohm wanted to incorporate a service project into her courses as a way for students to connect both subject areas into a hands-on experience. Bohm came upon the shoe drive idea after noticing another university doing a similar project for genocide awareness.