Maddie Brown is teaming up with the Asheville-based Christian nonprofit, Sole Hope for her senior project at Franklin High School.
Brown has been working with the Sole Hope team to organize shoe parties at FHS to bring awareness to the nonprofit.
“My goal is to at least make 150 shoes for Sole Hope so they can take it over on one of their mission trips,” she said.
During the shoe parties, Brown teaches FHS faculty and classmates, how to make the shoes,which will later be sent to Africa.
Brown is also selling Sole Hope stickers, bookmarks and shirts to help raise money for the organization’s trip to Africa.
“Getting the faculty involved is great, they want to help and the volunteers have offered to help so teachers don’t have to miss class to learn how to make the shoes,” said Brown.