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Miss Herriman Encourages Donating Unwanted Shoes

Jan 27, 2016 08:58AM ● By Bryan Scott

By Hope Zitting | [email protected]

South Valley - Many individuals across the nation would strongly agree that choosing the decision to help others is an amazing way to help yourself and the community around you. Miss Herriman Tanesha Bland is doing just that, and is encouraging others to participate as well.

From March 1 to March 25, there will be a box located inside the lobby of the Herriman City Hall, located at 13011 South Pioneer Street in Herriman that reads, “Donate your gently used shoes.” 

“I’m doing this project along with other Miss Utah contestants. It’s technically called Miss Utah Shoes for Burkina Faso, and basically the goal of this is for all of the contestants to gather as many shoes as they can to be sent over to Burkina Faso as a service project as a group, but as an individual as well,” Miss Herriman said.

Burkina Faso is the seventh poorest country in the world and is in dire need of all major resources and essential needs. Miss Herriman is conducting this service project through an organization called Power to Become.

Any types of shoes are accepted no matter the shape, style, color. All shoes are welcome. 

“All the donated shoes will be used as a fundraiser to bring clean water and food as well as education for the people living in Burkina Faso. That’s a good way to get the community involved with the world just by donating shoes, and being able to incorporate things that they can no longer use to be sent over for a bigger purpose,” Miss Herriman said. 

For more information concerning Miss Utah Shoes for Burkina Faso, visit Miss Herriman’s Facebook page at

For any questions, special inquiries, or other arrangements about the service project, you can email Miss Herriman at [email protected]