The UIW Business Club collected 146 pairs of shoes in October 2016 during its Cardinal Soles shoe drive benefiting the nonprofit A Walk in My Shoes, which offers shoes to those in need.
Students Cathlyn Gutierrez, Tyler Colbert, Junior Sessions, April Medrano, Ashleigh Walker and Elizabeth Alexander organized the drive, which lasted two weeks. The students encouraged the UIW community to place new or gently used shoes in designated boxes around campus.
The students collected the shoes and delivered them to Eric Castillo, who operates A Walk in My Shoes. Castillo is a graduate of UIW and was a member of the Cardinal football team. He started the charity as a student and has continued the good work after graduation. The Business Club thanks everyone who donated to help those in need.