Jenks student creates non-profit helping kids across the world
JENKS, Okla. (KTUL) -- The Jenks Trojan Girls Basketball Team is holding their annual scrimmage Tuesday night, raising money for a local charity.
This particular game is actually benefiting a non-profit created by one of their own teammates, Haylee Moore.
The 17-year-old started Project 2:4 eight months ago when her mother told her she had too many shoes. Moore says that comment sparked an idea.
“We send brand new shoes to other countries and to kids all around the world, mainly right now in Burkina Faso in West Africa,” Moore said. “That’s where we sent more than 100 pairs this past summer.”
Moore hopes to send shoes to children in Guatemala next.
Since she began her nonprofit she has collected more than 700 pairs of shoes.
“We have a bunch of little goals," she said. "Whether it’s raising this much money in a day, giving out this many pairs to this many places but the ultimate goal is to reach every country in the world.”
She has also had help from corporate sponsors and grants.
Moore plans to visit the children in Burkina Faso next summer.
To get involved visit www.projecttwofour.org.