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The Tide® Your Soles ~ Their Souls Shoe Drive Fundraiser

The Tide Your Soles ~ Their Souls shoe drive will kick off on Sunday, March 12th and run through Wednesday, May 10th. Gently worn and new shoes of all styles and sizes are appreciated. Visit to find more information or a drop off location near you.

Shoes collected will be sent by our partnering organization to developing countries around the world. From there, they will be provided to microbusinesses, allowing the microbusiness owners to make a living for their families. The money received for the shoes from our partnering organization will be used to fund The Tide Literacy Classes in India.

Want to become more involved? Consider volunteering as a Shoe Ambassador or donating your time to help with the drive. We are also looking for churches and businesses to promote the drive and become a drop off location for their area.

For more information, or to get involved, please contact The Tide office at 717-264-7288 or


Donna L DeShong 1933-2024

Donna retired from Letterkenny Army Depot after thirty-three years. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Craig E Koons 1960-2024

Craig worked with his father at Koons AI in Waynesboro, as a livestock breeder for many years and was part owner of the company for the past 25 years.

Jack G “Digger” Mellott 1926-2024

Jack was a United States Navy Veteran serving at Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Guam, and Nagasaki during WWII. Jack enjoyed working outside and maintaining his home and property.

David M Lawver 1970-2024

Dave was a member of the Foursquare Church in Gettysburg, PA. He was employed at Shadowfax in York since 1990.

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