Marina del Rey Middle School in Del Rey is participating in a shoe drive through Friday, February 19th for Haitians who have been displaced by the devastating earthquake last month.

The school and Soles4Soles are collecting footwear and/or donations to send to a person in need, whether they are victims of the natural disaster or subject to living in extreme poverty.

Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based charity that distributes shoes free of charge to people in need, is asking the public to donate “gently worn” shoes to the charity drive at the middle school.

“We can use the shoes taking up space in your closet to change the world one pair at a time,” Soles4Souls CEO Wayne Elsey said. “We need our partners in the Los Angeles area to ‘step up’ and get behind our call for action. It’s one of the most simple yet profound gifts you can make, because it will greatly improve someone’s life in the most difficult of times.”

Marina Middle School is at 12500 Braddock Drive, Del Rey.

Information, Francine Julius Edwards, Marina del Rey Booster Club, (310) 578-2700 ext. 8.