MOUNT VERNON – Got shoes? New and gently used shoes can help a Newark family adopt three children from Ukraine by raising funds through an organization called funds2org.com. The shoe drive has been organized by Mount Vernon’s Arley Clinedinst. She is helping Caity and Brett Blacet adopt by collecting at least 2500 pairs of shoes by the end of May.
The adopting couple is traveling to Ukraine at the beginning of June.
Among the local businesses collecting shoes is Duke’s Quick Lube and Quality Auto Service at 311 S Mulberry St. Several hair salons are collecting as well.
Both adult and children’s shoes are being collected.